Can clutter wreck your mood? Yes. Scientists have proven that clutter contributes to high stress levels, feelings of unhappiness and even depression.

Clutter takes up our space, dominates our closets and creeps into living rooms, garages, kitchens and bedrooms.

Clutter takes our time and energy.  When we’re not picking clutter up off the floor, we’re boxing it and stuffing it into boxes and stacking them in the attic, garage or basement. Clutter causes more household fights than the TV remote and is responsible for more than one otherwise sane and intelligent person going on a five minute rant over socks.

There’s good news. All this negativity surrounding your clutter? It’s not just in your head. You are not a neat freak who needs to relax.

Researchers at UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Families (CLEF) studied 32 families along with the thousands of objects they share their homes with. The conclusions? Clutter doesn’t just make our homes look bad, it makes us feel bad too.

There’s a link between high stress hormone levels in female homeowners and a high density of household objects. That means the more stuff, the more stress.

To make clutter even more of a bad guy, researchers tell us that women associate a tidy home with a successful family and clutter gets in the way of that. That pile of boxes, the clutter in the closet? It has been positively linked to depression and low levels of both self-esteem and self-worth.

Are men immune to clutter? According to the good scientists at CLEF, men don’t seem bothered by clutter which is why tidy women and clutter bug men find themselves at war over stacks of boxes in the garage. What’s a smart man to do? Get serious about de-cluttering their homes because “If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”.

When it’s time to show clutter who’s boss call, the professional junk removal team at 1.844.8.MOVEIT or email We’ll give you a quote within 24 hours and have your home cleared of clutter in no time.  That’s very good news for your state of mind and your sagging shelves!”