The Effects of Clutter

In 2018, Doctors Joseph Ferrari and Catherine Roster of DePaul University of Chicago published a study that examined the effects of clutter on emotional wellbeing. In the process of collecting their data, their team questioned three separate groups of adults: college students, young adults between the ages of twenty and forty, and adults over the age of 50. Their results were quite telling.

Doctor Ferrari defines clutter as an “overabundance of possessions that collectively create chaotic and disorderly living spaces”. Their study found that, regardless of age group, a cluttered home resulted in feelings of frustration, stress and, among the older group of adults, overall life dissatisfaction.

It’s not uncommon to find yourself with too much stuff in your home. Especially if you’ve occupied that home for a long time. As the years roll by, it’s easy to buy as you need but its hard to let go of what you don’t. You may even have things in your home that you just can’t dispose of for either sentimental reasons or simply for record keeping. However, as professors Ferrari and Roster gathered, overcrowded living spaces can have an effect on your mental, or even physical wellbeing.

Luckily, there are solutions to a cluttered living space and there are ways to let go without losing your beloved belongings forever!

Star Moving Solutions is extremely proud of our declutter service – not only for its affordable but also for the relief that it brings to our valued customers. For a flat fee, we’ll send a crew out to your home, with three Star provided storage vaults, to remove the unnecessary furniture and miscellaneous items that are limiting your living areas and restricting your ability to get the most out of your day to day experiences.

In addition to the removal of those items, Star will also store those belongings for you, for free, for the first three months. After that courtesy period has expired, the cost of storage, per vault, is only $45.00 per month.

One of the key aspects to the Star storage experience is the consistency of our rates. The vast majority of storage specific facilities may offer you a free month of storage. Where they really get you is that, after that free month, they can raise the rates on you as they please and they can do it on a month per month basis. Essentially, once they have possession of your personal belongings, they set the rules as far as your costs are concerned. At Star, we honor our original contracts and respect you, your beloved items, and, most importantly, your money.

For more information on our declutter service, give us a call at 703-421-6510 and speak to one of our certified move consultants about how we can free your home from the clutches of clutter and give you the breathing room that will improve your quality of life for the better. There’s a solution for everything!



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