11 things in the house that can negatively affect your mental health

1. Things that have fallen into disrepair

Many of us do not want to part with old things that have long fallen into disrepair. But cluttering up the house can have a negative impact on our mental state. It is better to get rid of pantyhose with cracks, torn socks and jackets that no dry-cleaner could save, as well as chipped cups and stretched sweaters.

2. Stained furniture and a mess

While you may not be an adept at daily cleaning, the dirt and dust around you can reflect the chaos going on in your soul. That’s why sometimes, when we clean, we manage to put everything in its place and in our heads.

3. grim subjects in paintings

If you adore gloomy posters and posters, it can have a negative effect on your mood. Constantly seeing depressing and gloomy subjects in front of you can lead to despondency.

4. Things with a bad history

Some things become real triggers of memories that can cause pain. For example, it could be last year’s magnet from Rome or Istanbul, things from recently deceased loved ones, framed photos together with your ex-husband, or a friend with whom you had a serious fight. It is best to get rid of such things.

5. Squeaking and whistling things

Some people can’t stand certain sounds that can cause a nervous tic. So, try to make sure faucets don’t leak and doors don’t squeak. It is also best not to buy squeaky toys for dogs.

6. Luminous appliances

The annoying blinking light of a TV or a charging phone can disrupt normal hormone production when you fall asleep. It is better to turn off all appliances when you go to sleep and avoid flashing LEDs.

7. Overloaded shelves and cabinets

Overloaded shelves and cabinets can make you feel cluttered and anxious. It’s best to get rid of unnecessary items and leave only what you really need.

8. Non-ergonomic furniture

Uncomfortable furniture can lead to spinal diseases and cause a constant feeling of discomfort. It is best to choose furniture that provides proper support for the back and neck.

9. Poor lighting

Poor lighting can cause headaches and impair vision. It is best to choose lamps with soft light and place them so that the light is evenly distributed throughout the room.

10. Unpleasant smells

Unpleasant smells can cause discomfort and irritation. It is best to ventilate the room and use scented candles or diffusers with pleasant odors.

11. Old mattresses and pillows

Old mattresses and pillows can cause back and neck pain and lead to sleep disturbances. It is best to change mattresses and pillows every 5-7 years.

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