Banish Clutter for Your Health

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Hi, I'm Dr. Kevin Sodin, with your health tips for the day. If you want to get rid of stress start by clearing the clutter. Research shows that we secrete the stress hormone cortisol when surrounded by mess. A quick tidy up could save your surroundings and your serenity. Try these tips, take baby steps.

They probably took some time to accumulate the clutter, so you'll also take time to clear it out. Break it up into manageable chunks, where you start one room one corner or one drawer at a time. Schedule a time, whether you try to declutter for 20 minutes a day tackle it all in one weekend, set aside the time, then stick to your schedule.

Get help. Articles and self-help books can help you get organized. If the things are really bad you can hire a professional organizer to help you. They can also help you decide on what to toss, what to donate and what to keep. For more ways to beat stress and live better watch all our smart tips right here.