7 Benefits of Being Organized

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Are you sick of always running late and losing things? If you are anything like me, then sometimes you may feel a little overwhelmed by your home. While being organized won’t totally eliminate all the stressors in your life, it can certainly help ease them. Being organized isn’t always easy, but it does need to become a way of life.

The more organized you are, the more calm you will feel inside. If you are as dedicated to getting organized as I am, then these benefits of being organized are for you!

7 benefits of being organized

Benefits of Being Organized

I’m sure you’ve considered the obvious advantages of being organized, like knowing where your keys are, but there are SO MANY other benefits of being organized I’m sure you haven’t considered. Being organized is great for several reasons but my favorite is because it keeps me sane! If I know right where I can find something, then I save myself time and sanity.

Being Organized Improves Mental Health

I speak from experience. Outer clutter = inner chaos. An organized, orderly environment allows you to focus on life and how you’re spending your time instead of focusing on the mess and the to do list.

One benefit of being organized is having better mental health.

Decluttering can 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.

You will feel better when you’re finished. There are many myths that your whole house must be organized and that’s not true. Starting somewhere is better than starting nowhere.

Being Organized Improves Physical Health

Not only is being organized helpful for your mind, it’s also helpful for your physical being. Studies show that having a tidy home can improve physical health. Imagine walking into your house and your not stressed by the clutter and craziness.

Organizing, dusting, vacuuming and sweeping are excellent cardiovascular exercise, so blast the music and get organized! If you want, you can wear an Apple Watch or a Fitbit to monitor how much you move around. I have also used my iPhone to see how much movement and steps I get in, while cleaning.

Organized People Clean Less

Decluttering and organizing removes items from your space, literally giving you less to clean (and less to keep track of).

Think about it, an empty counter is much quicker and simpler to wipe down. A small pile of laundry takes less time to wash and fold. A clear floor is a lot simpler to sweep or vacuum. Less stuff means less cleaning.

Being organized means having less to clean.

Organized People Get Better Sleep

When your environment is calm, you’re less stressed, and you don’t have an endless to do list running through your head, you sleep better. If you don’t believe this theory, then go ahead and try it. After your house is organized, see how much better you sleep. It’s worth giving it a shot because better sleep is always a perk! Messy bedrooms contribute to poor sleep.

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Being Organized = More Free Time

Have you been following? It’s so much easier to get organized and stay organized. Of course, it’s a process to get there, but once you get there, life is so much easier.

If you’re not spending all your time cleaning or searching for lost items, you’ll have more free time for doing whatever it is you do when you have free time.

Read a book, take a nap, take your kids to the park, do all three without worrying about the state of your home, because you know it’s organized.

Sit back and relax knowing you're organized.


Being Organized Means 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. One major advantage of being organized is knowing what you have and being able to find it when you need it.

In a way, you can say that being organized saves you money because you don’t have to keep rebuying the items. So, if you like to save money and spend it on more meaningful things, then this tip is for you!

One benefit of being organized is saving money!


Being Organized means Less Stress

I’ve saved the best for last. Out of all the other reasons to get organized and stay organized, less stress tops the list. Don’t get me wrong, you will still have stress in your life, but when you’re organized there is SO MUCH LESS.

You won’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.

Will you still have stress when your life is organized? Yes, but nearly as much as much as the normal daily stress PLUS the stress of a chaotic household.

Getting Your Life Organized

Are you having a hard time getting organized and staying organized? There’s absolutely no shame in admitting that.

Think about calling in backup, like a professional organizer. Hiring a pro will be an investment at first, but it will help you 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. They also know the most effective materials and often overlooked strategies, 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.

Advantages of Being Organized

Organized people control their belongings and time, instead of letting their belongings control them. I’d say if you fit into this category, then it’s well worth being organized, just so you have more control over your life.

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.

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Why is being organized important?

The benefits of being organized outweigh not being organized. You are going to be less stressed, have more money, way more time, and you are overall going to be way happier.

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7 thoughts on “7 Benefits of Being Organized”

  1. It’s valuable that you mention that having an organized home can help lower your stress levels. My messy house causes me a lot of stress, so I’m thinking about hiring a professional home organizer this month. I’m going to search for a reputable home organizer in my area that I can hire.

  2. I completely agree with You! Being well organized brings all benefits to your professional and private life. I am not an organized person by nature. I had to learn it a hard way 🙂 And I am still in a process of learning. I like using digital tools in order to group all my tasks. Most of the time I use kanbantool.com. It helps me a lot to survive the working day

  3. Being organized can bring many positive outcomes to our lives. Not only does it make tasks and projects easier to complete, but it also helps us use our time more efficiently, reduce stress levels, boost productivity and creativity, and improve quality of life. It is essential that we understand the importance of staying organized and take advantage of the many benefits it can offer us. Consistently practicing organizational skills will help us develop habits that can be beneficial in both personal and professional aspects.

  4. Organization can bring a sense of peace and control to one’s life. It helps prioritize tasks and reduce stress. The benefits of a tidy and structured lifestyle are undeniable. What methods do you personally use to maintain an organized life?

  5. It’s helpful that you mentioned that organizers are trained in techniques to make organizing a place quick and easy. They have the expertise to make the most of places, as you indicated. Due to her busy work schedule and increased stress, my sister has been seeking services to assist her in organizing her home. She does not have the time to do it on her own. I believe that she would benefit from hiring a professional, so I will absolutely let her know about this and look into nearby organizers that can assist her.

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