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Keep the Romance Alive Through Organization: 3 Ways Clutter Affects Your Relationships

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With Valentine’s Day upon us, it’s a great time to reevaluate our relationships and think of our significant others. But you don’t have to be Don Juan with chocolate and roses to make your valentine feel special. Even small things like cleaning the house or organizing a messy area can have a big impact. It’s the little things that matter after all! But it turns out that clutter actually has a big impact on our relationships, both romantic and otherwise. So this Valentine’s Day, conquer the clutter and heal the hurts with organization tips from Closet and Storage Concepts of Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada. Here are the 3 ways in which clutter might be affecting your relationship.


The first and most obvious way that clutter might be hurting your love life is by adding unnecessary stress. We already have busy and stressful lives. Between work, family, housework, cleaning, cooking, and the occasional recreation, anything that takes extra time or adds strain to your life can hurt your relationship. When it takes forever for your partner to find something because of your mess, their already stressful day is made more hectic. Reduce your stress levels by reducing your clutter, and maximizing your home’s storage and organization potential.

Incompatible Organization

Another way that clutter might negatively affect your relationship with your spouse or significant other comes down to incompatible lifestyles. Having a clean freak nit picking at a pack rat is a recipe for disaster. Everyone has different levels of clutter and cleanliness that they are comfortable with, and if you and your partner aren’t on the same page then it could be causing strain on your relationship. Come to compromises about how much needs to be done, how often, and by whom. Separate chores based on your strengths and weaknesses. For example, if he really likes to work in the yard, he takes care of the shed, if she spends more time in the living room, she shoulders that room’s organization. Work together to be an organizational team rather than being at odds with each other.

Physical Separation

One of the keys to a successful love life is undeniably physical connection. One way that clutter can come between you and your loved one is in the literal sense, physically separating your from your valentine. Whether its books and laundry on the bed, or mail and keys on the kitchen table, clutter can form a real, physical barrier that can exacerbate existing romantic strains.

This Valentine’s Day, take back your relationship and don’t let clutter dictate your love life. For more help with storage and organization, call Closet and Storage Concepts of Nevada today!