There's Scientific Evidence That Clutter Causes Anxiety

Clutter is defined as 'a collection of things lying about in an untidy mass.' While some people can work great in chaotic and messy environments, others need things to be precise and meticulous in order to function properly. But some research might suggest that the role clutter plays in our mental well-being is a lot more prominent than you might think. A study conducted by UCLA's Center On Everyday Lives and Families showed that the relationship between clutter, anxiety, and stress is chemical. The study showed that women who live in cluttered homes have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol than average.