Over the years, all of us have collected or owned some things that we were interested in. As we aged, those things began to pile up and now, we have accumulated a substantial amount of clutter. Being humans, it is natural for us to ignore but studies have shown that taking the time to clean and organize your stuff can have a positive impact on older adults’ lives. Decluttering, as it is known, will make your home look new, and not only that, you can make a profit if you can sell some of your clutter. As soon as you reach retirement age, having many things laying around the house can be quite a hassle as your memory is not as good as it used to be and you might misplace or lost some items that are valuable to you.
Decluttering and its Benefit to Older Adults
People who declutter their things can gain many great advantages. Being minimalist is all-the-rage now and when you are retiring, it is best that you determine what you should keep and what you should let go of.
- Preparing for changes: when we hit the retirement age, there are major changes that will come to follow. Changes such as living arrangements and health are at the top of the list. If you are thinking of moving to a smaller place or a retirement community for older adults then decluttering is a good idea.
- Can boost your overall mood: even if we tell ourselves that all this clutter does not affect us, in our mind, it does. Having a place filled with clutter can affect our brain negatively. This can lead to stress and fatigue. An organized space can make you focused and make you feel relaxed and calm.
- Reduced risk of trips and falls: an area full of clutter can be hazardous to older adults. This may lead to falls, which sometimes can be fatal. Items such as shoes, books, or even small toys can be dangerous. To reduce the risk of falling, decluttering can help you avoid weeks of recovery.
- Live an easier life overall: if you have clutter around you, it can make your daily life difficult. Basic everyday tasks such as cleaning and cooking can be a hassle with clutter all around. Trying to find the right cookware or digging through a pile of clothes just to find your favorite coffee mug seems exhausting. A cleaner and well-organized area let you see everything clearer and you will have less of a headache trying to search for your things.
Choose to Stay with Us at Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe
If you are looking for a simpler life then why not join us at Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe. We are a retirement community that is full of exciting amenities, daily activities, excellent dining options, 24-hour concierge services, and new friends. We have retirement programs that will suit any of your needs. Schedule a tour with us today!