As I’ve studied happiness over the past few years, one thing that has surprised me is discovering the mood boost I get from clearing clutter. The happiness experts never talk about this, but I’ve found that for me, it’s a quick, constructive, effective way to conquer the blues. This strategy probably wouldn’t work for everyone, but for most people, outer order contributes to inner calm.
Being in a disorderly environment makes me feel overwhelmed, out of control, and irritable. The simple action of clearing clutter makes me feel more serene and more in control.