Darby Saxby, Assistant Professor of Psychology at USC, studied clutter in a home, and the effects on persons living there.    Her research found that home clutter can affect a person's level of cortisol, the stress hormone.  She told Real Simple magazine in the February 2016 issue (pg. 128)  "One of the things that make people have a physiological stress response is feeling a sense of overload, and clutter is a nagging reminder of things that are left undone."    From what I have seen from working with my clients, that is certainly true.  It is like a weight is lifted as the clutter begins to clear and a calm enters your life as you complete each area.  Give it a try and see if you agree.                                             


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