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Studies have also found that simply being exposed to a chaotic or messy environment makes you more likely to overeat sweet or fatty foods, which can result in weight gain. Other research has found that if you find your home environment stressful, you’re more likely to feel depressed and to have higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is linked to a higher risk of poor health. So, decluttering your home can not only help you get organized, but may help you shed a few pounds, lower your stress levels and improve your overall health as well! First, a cluttered or disorganized home simply makes it harder to find what you need when you need it, and more likely to misplace your keys or wallet — causing stress and creating chaos.

Making some small changes around your house can make it more organized, more restful, decrease your stress and improve your overall health. The infographic, The Organization Diet: Cut the Clutter & Improve Your Life, presents proven, practical tips will help you streamline your home. Give the “organization diet” a try. Chances are you’ll get rid of not only unnecessary clutter but stress and extra pounds as well, setting the stage for better overall physical and mental health.