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Self-Care Starts With Your Home

In the last year our homes have served as office space, school rooms, eating areas and entertainment hubs. Our homes have done just about everything, except make us feel at home.

While you were working to accommodate the needs of your family, there’s a good chance you didn’t realize how stressed your subconscious mind became.

Let’s think about what happened. You adapted and moved things around out of necessity. Eventually you got used to having piles of paper on the kitchen counter, laptops on the coffee table, dirty dishes in the sink every time you turned around and never-ending piles of laundry. Over time you noticed it less, but your brain never stopped seeing the clutter.

Your subconscious mind never takes a break. It’s always processing your environment and it can’t help but notice things that are out of place. When that happens, your brain becomes cluttered and stressed. Your subconscious looks at the book that’s been sitting on the nightstand for months and sees an unfinished project. The treadmill you don’t use gets viewed as failure. Your brain won’t rest until the physical clutter is removed or organized, and if your thoughts are racing you won’t be able to relax or enjoy any peace and quiet.

Self-care starts at home and with your home. All the bubble-baths in the world won’t put a cluttered mind at ease. Right now, our brains are on overload in our own homes. It might not sound like traditional self-care, but organizing your space is the best way to practice self-care because it allows your brain to take a break and gives you a chance to relax.

Chances are you’ve grown accustomed to the clutter your brain perceives as chaos. Start the decluttering process by doing a scan of each room in your house. Scan from left to right and pay attention to the items that cause you to feel irritated. If something bugs you in real life, it’s a problem your brain in trying to solve too.


To de-stress and give your brain an immediate break, find a space where you can’t see the clutter in your home.

To give your brain an immediate break, find a space where you can’t see the clutter. You could utilize a room divider, clear out a closet or create an outdoor space. Just make sure you give your brain some downtime and prioritize space you live in. Home organizing should be part of your self-care routine because your home should be the place you can relax and recharge.


I can help you declutter your space and organize your home.

Send me an email and let’s talk about what’s on your mind.  https://www.unclutterednw.com/contact/

Linda Deppa

Linda Deppa has seen more clutter than you could make in your lifetime - and found a place for all of it.

As a Certified Professional Organizer, Linda has helped hundreds of clients experience the joy that comes from reclaiming their space, and the relief of bringing their shoulders down from their ears when they realize they no longer feel stressed walking into a cluttered home or office.

Linda’s success in working with clients goes beyond her ability to organize their possessions. Her own life experiences, including a life-altering car accident, gives her a deep desire to help each of her client’s live life to the fullest. What starts as an organizing project with Linda often leads to mindset shifts that impact other areas of their lives.

Linda is a member of the National Associate of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and current President, past Vice President, Treasurer and Membership Director of the Seattle-based NAPO chapter.

A skilled presenter and motivational speaker, consider hiring Linda to speak at your next conference or event. Contact Linda via email: linda@unclutterednw.com

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