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Decluttering Tips Chiropractors Love

By Lana Bandoim

When the piles of clutter make it impossible to see the floor, it is time to make changes. Whether there are too many toys scattered in all the rooms or too many magazines blocking the doorways, clutter can be annoying and hazardous. Chiropractors frequently see patients who have fallen while at home, and a messy house increases the risk of injury. Consider the following decluttering tips that chiropractors love.

Clear the Floors

It is easy to get overwhelmed while cleaning. However, chiropractors recommend starting with the floors because falls are a serious problem. Clutter increases the risk of someone tripping over a pile of books and injuring the legs or hips.

In addition to clearing the floors, chiropractors recommend securing rugs. Consider investing in new shelves or storage compartments that will hide the clutter. Also, think about throwing away or giving away items that are not used. Clutter can slowly but steadily build up over the years.  

Decrease Stress from Items

Stress affects the body in multiple ways and can make medical problems worse. Chiropractors often see patients who are overwhelmed by stress at home. Sometimes a messy house filled with objects they hate creates problems.

Do you despise the lamp from a miserable uncle? Does the coffee table serve as a constant reminder of a bad relationship? The items in the home can be linked to emotional triggers. Consider getting rid of the things that add additional stress.

Make Ergonomic Improvements

Chiropractors understand that ergonomic improvements in the home can have a direct impact on health. They can reduce the risk of injury and improve mobility. It may be tempting to hang on to all the souvenirs and mementos from the past, but these items may be hurting the ergonomics of a room.

Think about removing clutter as a way to create space for the items that matter. When a desk is free from papers and empty coffee cups, it is easier to type and reach important folders. This can decrease back and arm pain. When the couch is not covered in piles of laundry or toys, it is easier to relax and sit with the correct posture.

If you need more help making healthy lifestyle changes, consider visiting The Joint Chiropractic. The personalized care plans make it easy to get individual attention from the doctors and staff. In addition, The Joint is open on evenings and weekends, so you can work, clean and still have time to see a licensed chiropractor.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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