Custom Closets: Five Significant Health Benefits

In the scope of a happy life, a messy desk or an overstuffed coat closet is a trivial thing, yet I find – and I hear from other people that they agree – that getting rid of clutter gives a disproportionate boost to happiness.” – Gretchen Rubin

When you think about personal health and wellness, you might think green juices, yoga, meditation, or going for a run in the park. But what about custom closets? You might be surprised to learn that when it comes to your physical and mental health, having a disorganized home can be a top contributor to stress and overall unhappiness.

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We’re not the only ones to make the connection between well-being and clean, organized living spaces. Various studies have shown that clutter can lead to feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or even depressed. One study published in the Journal of Neuroscience even posits that clutter can interfere with your brain’s ability to process new information, leaving you feeling distracted and unable to focus. In other words: more mess equals more stress!

Whether you’re conquering the pile of laundry in the corner or toppling the leaning tower of t-shirts on your closet shelf, here are five ways that custom closets will leave you feeling both happier and healthier.

1. Custom Closets Reduce Stress.
One study, published in the Personality and Psychology Social Bulletin, revealed that people who described their home as cluttered experienced higher levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, than those who felt their home was organized. Higher levels of cortisol have been correlated with many stress-related health issues including anxiety, depression, or trouble sleeping. As it turns out, simply keeping your home tidy and well-organized can be a key factor in reducing overall stress.

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2. Custom Closets Decrease Decision Anxiety.
We’ve all had those moments of standing in front of our closet and feeling like we have “nothing to wear.” Most of the time, that feeling comes from not being able to see and access everything that is available in your wardrobe. Our design process prioritizes getting to know you and your space. We want to ensure that you can spend less time worrying about what you want to wear by helping you see everything you own and access it with ease.

3. They Leave More Time for What Actually Matters.
Closet clutter can also prevent you from finding things you actually need. There’s nothing more frustrating than not being able to put your hands on a particular pair of pants or the right accessory for your outfit. Well-organized, custom closets take the guesswork out of getting dressed, leaving you more time for the things that actually matter.

4. Custom Closets Actually Improve Eating and Workout Habits.
Studies actually show that physical clutter can take up mental space as well. A better diet and exercise routine takes planning and forethought, neither of which are possible if you spend all of your energy worrying about clutter and how to organize it. Furthermore, knowing what’s in your closet keeps you more mindful – you’ll know what fits your body well and be inspired to maintain your own positive body image.

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5. Custom Closets Increase Happiness and Self-Confidence.
Conquering your clutter is just the beginning. With various options for lighting, mirrors, and custom storage features, your closet can actually be a satisfying space you enjoy utilizing. And feeling happier and more at peace with one important area in your home can inspire you to tackle other areas, one room at a time. That newfound confidence just might expand to outside of the home as well!

You don’t have to do it all alone – custom closets and home organization are what we do best. Give us a call or visit our showroom to get started on designing happier, healthier closets for your home.