Store That: Why Clutter Causes Stress and What Can Be Done About It!

The majority of us are guilty of owning items we just can’t bring ourselves to throw away, even if we haven’t used them in months or years. However a cluttered home could actually be bad for your health, according to scientific research. We’re all familiar with the phrase “a tidy house is a tidy mind”, and studies have shown that this is in fact true! Research has demonstrated that excess items in your surroundings can have a negative impact on your ability to focus and process information. A cluttered home can also really eat into your time – think of all the minutes wasted searching for items that aren’t in the right place, as well as the added stress of losing something.

Neuroscientists at Princeton University studied people’s performance in organised and disorganised environments. The results demonstrated that excess clutter in your surroundings actually competes for your attention and results in decreased performance and increased stress levels, as well as impairing ability to think creatively. This means that by having a good clear out and organising your belongings, you could actually improve the way you think, while reducing your stress levels.

If you are determined to de-clutter your home but can’t face saying a permanent goodbye to your belongings, our self-storage units in E14 could offer you the perfect solution. Here at Store That Canary Wharf, we specialise in customer service and secure self storage in E14 and the surrounding areas. We are dedicated to finding you the perfect place to safely store your items, whether it’s a drive-up unit, sea container or ground floor unit. So whether you are in need of self-storage in Bow or self-storage in Greenwich, we are just around the corner with storage spaces of up to 145 square feet; suitable for short term storage or long-term. Our units are protected by 24 hour CCTV and in-house security, so you needn’t worry about the safety your precious items whilst they are with us either.

Get in touch with our friendly team today to discuss which storage options are best for you, and wave goodbye to clutter-related stress for good!