Are you sick of always running late and losing things? Does your home overwhelm you? While being organized won’t totally eliminate all the stressors in your life, it can certainly help ease them. Here are 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 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.
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.
Organizing, dusting, vacuuming and sweeping are excellent cardiovascular exercise, so blast the music and get organized!
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.
Being Organized = More Free Time
Have you been following?
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.
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.
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.
You can spend all your free time counting your extra 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. Organizers 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.
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.
So, did I convince you? Stick around and let’s do this!