1. It clears your mind and increases productivity.
A cluttered space is distracting and makes one less productive. Simply put, a cluttered space complicates your daily tasks.
2. Cleaning and organizing reduces anxiety.
Without a feeling of being in order, we can at times become anxious. Feelings of anxiety can be relieved by order as can be observed in people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.* For people who obsessively clean, organize, or count things, the behaviors of cleaning, organizing or counting make anxiety sufferers feel (temporarily) calmer.
3. Decluttering is energizing.
This is related to the first point. When you make a series of quick decisions (and therefore solve a series of problems), you put yourself into getting-things-done mode. When you do this, you're likely to find that you feel energized enough to start ticking other things off your to-do list.
4. Decluttering can reduce family anxiety and tension.
Clutter places stress the household and likewise the family. For example, if you are running late for an appointment which is already stressful, doing so in the midst of trying to find your car key would add to an already stressful situation. Decluttering can lessen this stress.
5. It can free up your time.
A clutter free home, can assist you in locating everyday items without the hassle of searching through piles of extraneous items. With a clutter free space, you can find a place to store your everyday items (purse, wallet, keys, phone) in a place such as a drawer.
Decluttering leverages your decision-making and problem-solving skills. Being able to determine with speed if something is worth keeping or getting rid of it enhances your decision making skills and thus raises your level of confidence.