9-cube organizerIf you regularly craft as a hobby or you've created your own craft-related business, you're probably aware of the health benefits this endeavor has to offer. Crafting can encourage creativity, relaxation, social connection, hand-eye coordination, memory formation, and even stress relief and mood elevation. A study published in The British Journal of Occupational Therapy found that 81% of respondents with depression reported feeling happier after knitting, thanks to the dopamine release this activity provides. It's no surprise that avid crafters enjoy this undertaking so much.

But if your hobby room storage is lacking, you might not be able to reap as many of these benefits. When you don't have enough organization furniture -- like stackable 9 cube organizers -- in your crafting space (or even anywhere in your home), your emotional and physical health can actually suffer as a result. But by utilizing storage and organization furniture (like our 9-cube organizers, for example) to improve the flow and function of your space, you'll improve your overall well-being. Here are just three benefits of keeping your craft space more organized.

  1. Stress reduction
    hen your personal space feels cluttered and disorganized, it's likely that your mind will, too. All of that physical mess often manifests itself into a mental and emotional one, if you spend a lot of time there. According to a study published in "Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin", women who described their homes as cluttered and full of unfinished projects had higher levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) and reported feeling more depressed and fatigued than those women who said their homes were "restorative" and "restful." Distraction, anxiety, stress, and depression can take a real toll on your health. You can reduce your stress levels by implementing some clever craft storage ideas in your space.
     
  2. Weight maintenance
    It might sound surprising that clutter can lead to over-eating, but it actually makes sense when you think about it. For many people, comfort foods and over-eating can serve as coping mechanisms when they're stressed. Since more clutter leads to more stress, it's not a shock that people who work in disorganized surroundings are more likely to make poor choices with the food they eat. In fact, an Association for Psychological Science study found that those who work in well-organized spaces were twice as likely to prefer an apple over a candy bar than those who worked in disorganized spaces. While using 9-cube organizers and storage cubes in your craft room won't automaticallycause you to adopt a healthy diet, it can allow you to make better choices for your health because your mind won't feel as cluttered.
     
  3. Fewer illnesses and allergens
    First of all, having a more organized home will help you sleep better at night (literally). Because you'll be less stressed, you'll be able to get a good night's sleep. That will help your body and mind restore themselves. Getting ample sleep can also help boost your immune system, leaving you less vulnerable to illness. A more organized space will also discourage allergens and mold growth, which can reduce your risk of respiratory conditions and even chronic illness. In contrast, failing to reduce your overall stress levels in the long term can actually contribute to chronic conditions like autoimmune diseases, digestive issues, and even heart disease or cancer. That's not to say that buying storage furniture online will reduce your risk of heart disease, of course. But anything you can do to reduce both stress and clutter in your life will benefit your health immensely.

To find out more about how our modular storage cubes, 9-cube organizers, and other craft room organization and storage ideas can improve your life, contact us today.