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How Shelving Can Reduce Stress

After a hard day at work, there’s little worse than coming back to a messy, cluttered home. It’s the last thing you need when you just want to sit down, relax and enjoy your evening. Rather than putting your feet up, you feel under pressure to get the house in order.

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But what if your cupboards are already full, there’s no more room in the garage, and your loft conversion has left you without storage space in the attic? You need somewhere else to put all your belongings – some additional space.

This isn’t a problem you can afford to ignore either, for the sake of your physical and emotional wellbeing. In a recent Huffington Post survey, 47% of respondents said worrying about home cleanliness and organisation was one of their stress triggers.

Stress can cause all manner of problems, making it difficult for people to work, maintain relationships and enjoy life. According to the Office for National Statistics, 15 million days’ work were lost in 2013 because of it. There’s no doubt stress can be a debilitating condition, so it’s important to take whatever steps are necessary to keep it at bay.

Something as simple as putting up made to measure shelving can help reduce stress. With the extra storage space shelving provides, it’s much easier to find a natural home for household goods, whether they’re books, toys, technology devices, DVDs or kitchen crockery. In short, this helps keep the house tidy.

If the options are to keep all your bits and bobs piled up in the corner, making the house look like a rubbish dump, or to put up shelves on the walls, it should be a straightforward choice. With shelving, you instantly gain additional surface space, meaning you can move items off the floor or table and hold them on the walls.

This ensures that when you walk through the door, you can feel proud about your home, rather than despairing about the untidiness of your living space. Instead of getting an instant stress headache, you might just break out into a smile.

You’ll be happier being at home and won’t be ashamed of having friends and family round either. This can increase your enjoyment of life and ensure stress isn’t something that blights your day.

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