You're not losing it, clutter really does make you feel confused! When we have too much stuff in our environments it can create brain glitches in which we can't think straight, we forget things and generally feel out of sorts. Clutter truly wreaks havoc on our cognitions as it acts as visual noise which prevents us from concentrating on what truly matters.
Here are 5 articles that prove there is a definite connection between our clutter and our confusion:
Your Closets, Your Clutter, and Your Cognitions
Cut the Clutter
Home Clutter, Confusion, and Chaos
Clutter Causes Confusion
Well-being & De-Cluttering (Infographic)
The old saying goes:
"It is easier to be happy when you are not surrounded by the confusion and clutter of life."
Do you feel more confused in a cluttered space?