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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.