Sometimes we don’t realize how much visual clutter affects our stress levels. If you think about monks, whether they be Catholic or Buddhist, they live in a minimalist atmosphere so that they are free of distractions. What’s more peaceful than a monastery? To get the effect, you don’t have to give away or throw away all of your stuff, you just need to find a convenient home for it that’s out of sight.
Start with your kitchen counters. Even if you leave out the cumbersome appliances like a mixing stand or a microwave, you’ll find that you’ll have less stress when actually use your kitchen to cook. Have you ever heard that clutter attracts clutter? Cleaning off your counters will mean that your family will be less likely to forget to put away whatever they put there. Emily McClements of Live Renewed shows you how to accomplish clearing off even the most cluttered counters at the link below. Check it out!