How Clutter Affects Your Efforts to Live Sustainably

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Clutter is a major buzzkill – it’s like the walls are closing in on you!

Making less mess and creating more space can not only improve your mental health, but it can also help us make a positive impact on the environment.

Keeping our living and working environments organized can help reduce stress and anxiety, and make us feel more in control of our lives. It’s a win-win situation for us and for the environment.

Here’s how to get started de-cluttering your life for better well-being all around. 


Clutter Around Windows

Got a lot of stuff hanging around your windows? That might be preventing you from inspecting them regularly.

It’s important to stay on top of this and replace old or worn window seals. Not only will it help you save on energy costs, but it’ll also give you a smaller carbon footprint. So make sure to keep things tidy and check up on those windows!

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Recycle and Donate

Simplify your life and help the environment at the same time by recycling or donating anything you no longer need. Not only will this reduce your carbon footprint, but it’ll also help others and keep items out of landfills!



dusty appliance

Let’s be real: all that stuff collecting dust in your home isn’t doing anyone any favors. To make your place healthier and more eco-friendly, why not get rid of some of it?

Renting a storage unit is the perfect way to hang onto the things you want while still clearing up the mess. Plus, you can even switch out furniture and decorations seasonally for an easy and affordable way to give your home a fresh new look.

So by reusing items, you’ll save yourself some money and help protect resources at the same time.



Got a ton of old electronics clogging up your home? You can’t just toss ’em in the trash – that’s bad for the environment, and it takes up too much space in landfills.

Good news though – there are plenty of companies offering to help out with recycling those gadgets.

So don’t let them pile up! Get in touch with one of these businesses and do your part for the planet!

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Tools and Appliances

clutter in a garage

If you’re trying to cut down on the clutter, now might be a good time to get rid of some of your outdated tools and appliances.

You could swap out your gas-guzzling lawn mower for an electric lawn mower, and you could even get a discount at certain stores when you do so.

Investing in energy-saving appliances can help lessen your carbon footprint, plus it’ll save you money in the long run.

Plus, newer models often take up less room, which can make a huge difference when it comes to decluttering.

  • Greener Ideal Staff

    Greener Ideal helps you live your life in more sustainable ways with green living tips and commentary on the latest environment news. We want to protect the planet and reduce our collective carbon footprint.

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