Not everyone is born with a clean streak but everyone –even the messiest bachelors- love having a clean house to come home to. Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.
Fortunately, unlike other more commonly recognized sources of stress (e.g., our jobs, our relationships), clutter is one of the easiest life stressors to fix. For instance, in addition to getting into the habit of cleaning while you cook, you might want to try buying some dedicated cleaning supplies that are just for your bedroom, the living room, etc. This way, there's no excuse ("the supplies are all the way over there! I'll do it later!").