Well, if you’re like me, you’d start to have a panic attack and go nuts immediately. But don’t worry. You’re not crazy and there’s nothing wrong with you. In fact, psychologists say that cluttered space is a trigger of stress and anxiety.
Psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter says: “Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.”
So, the question is: Why is mess stressful and anxiety-inducing?