3 Hidden Benefits of Your New Year Declutter

Updated: Apr 16, 2021

Happy New Year Plant Lovers!!! I know you are excited and bursting with energy and are ready to transform your life in amazing ways. Is one of your strategies to get a fresh start by cleaning up, throwing out, and getting organized?

If so, you are probably already feeling pumped as you clear the clutter and make way for a simplified life in 2020. However, if you’re four days into your New Year clean-up, you may have stuff everywhere and be feeling regrets. 'Why did I start this project’?! 'Will it ever end?!' 'Maybe I should just stuff everything back where it was.'

If that’s you - here’s a little encouragement. If you carry through, you will spend the year saving time, and being less stressed, by having less clutter. And - your plant life can also get a boost. Read on to learn what to look out for during your cleaning process.

Don’t miss these easy opportunities to boost your plant life during your "New Year Declutter Like A Boss Challenge". (Or whatever inspirational, instagramable term is trending this year).

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#1 Accessible space for more plants and stress free plant care.

Open up some great opportunities to enhance your plant life as you organize. Free up space for more plants and make your physical path to plant care stress free.

If it’s a struggle to get to your plant containers, taking care of your plants won’t be very fun. If reaching your plants is a challenge you make not give your plants the best care. Or, you may start to feel that you don’t like having plants. This likely isn’t true at all.

While you are reorganizing your space this year, consider the physical path to you plants. Is there anything blocking access to your plants? If you have furniture in front of windows, this may be the case. Consider shifting furniture away from windows. Or, make space between furniture so you can reach the windows.

Not only will this simplify your daily plant care, it can also allow more light into your space. With more light you can grow more plants. You can even grow a greater variety of plants to include flowering and edible varieties. This can be fun, but that’s not all. Science shows that growing a greater diversity of plants is good for our health. Learn more in this previous post: More Different Plants.