Do you constantly run late? Are you losing things? Do your children lose things? Are you overwhelmed by your home? Organize your life. There are so many benefits to getting organized. Some are obvious, like knowing where your keys are, but some are less obvious, like having more free time.
There are so many benefits to getting organized:
- Improved Mental Health
- I speak from experience. Outer clutter = inner chaos. An organized, orderly environment allows you to focus on life instead of focusing on the mess and the to do list. Decluttering can also improve depression and decrease anxiety. If you find yourself stressed and you’re not sure why, try cleaning out a drawer or clearing off your dresser.
- Improved Physical Health
- Studies have showed that having a tidy home can indicate physical health. Organizing, dusting, vacuuming and sweeping are excellent exercise!
- Less time cleaning
- Decluttering and organizing removes items from your space, literally giving you less to clean (and less to keep track of). An empty counter is much quicker and simpler to wipe down. A clear floor is a lot quicker to sweep or vacuum. Less stuff means less cleaning.
- Better Sleep
- When your environment is calm and you’re not stressed, you sleep better. Messy bedrooms contribute to poor sleep.
- More free time
- If you’re not spending all your time cleaning or searching for lost items, it stands to reason you’ll have more free time for doing whatever it is you do when you have free time.
- More Money
- Have you ever had to re-purchase an item you know you have, but just can’t find? It’s a waste of money, and it’s a waste of time.
- Less Stress
- You don’t have to search for your keys. Your kids know where their shoes are. The batteries are in the drawer, your blender attachments are on the 2nd shelf on the left. You pay your bills on time. You aren’t overwhelmed. Will you still have stress? Yes, but hopefully not quite as much.
The bottom line about getting organized…
Organized people control their belongings and time, instead of letting their belongings control them. Life with Less Mess focuses on organizing belongings, time, meals, expectations, and routines. When these things are (relatively) in order, you can start living your life with less mess.
Just can’t handle it on your own? Think about calling in backup, like a professional organizer (and I’m not just saying that because I am one!). Hiring a pro will be a little bit of an investment at first, but it will get your life on track quickly and will save you time and stress. Organizers are educated in ways to make tackling a space simple and efficient and they have experience optimizing spaces to make them work. Organizers also know the most effective materials and often overlooked strategies. They also provide moral support, offer suggestions, and act as a sounding board for ideas. By hiring a pro, you are investing in your home and committing to improving your situation instead of just stressing about it. Even The New York Times agrees.
So, did I convince you? Stick around and let’s do this!