We all know how organizing can really be beneficial for you. It could save you time, money and effort in a lot of ways. Organizing can be really tough and as well time-consuming especially if you just started doing it.
Being disorganized can have a big impact on your surroundings, level of health and well-being. It can also cause household injuries if you keep things lying around while clutter negatively impacts your state of mind and body in more subtle but equally damaging ways.
If you keep promising yourself you are going to clear out the clutter but never seem to get around to it, take a look at these 5 benefits of organizing and ask yourself if it might be worth the time and effort.
1. Organizing Reduces Stress – Yes, stress. The leading cause of most diseases today. We get uneasy and overwhelmed with clutter hence it causes stress. We misplace a lot of things and we struggle finding them. Clearing up your clutter and organizing your things will give you the feeling of control. You will no longer feel overwhelmed with your surroundings and you get to work more efficiently.
2. Organizing Increases Optimism and Motivation – Clutter is just plain negative. It eludes negativity on the way you think and you feel sluggish and unmotivated as you go through your day. So when you start cleaning and organizing your things,
you can feel an instant boost in your morale. You begin to see things in a different light and you get to face the day with motivation and optimism. You tend to see problems as challenges and you get to do things in a positive light.
3. Organizing Boosts Energy and Focus – A cluttered environment sucks out the
energy in you. Every time you see clutter and uncleanliness, it gives you a heavy
feeling. You may feel confused, scattered, and unable to prioritize your activities.
This constant state of psychological arousal is exhausting. When your environment is organized and free from clutter, you feel lighter and more able to focus on more meaningful activities and goals.
4. Organizing can help you lose weight – According to statistics people consume 50% more calories, fat and sodium when they eat out than when they cook at home. Keeping your kitchen and pantry as well as your schedule organized can help you
trim your waistline. Why? because you get to plan healthy meals for you and your family. You also have time to do the grocery. It also cuts down expenses since eating home cooked meals are more affordable than dining out.
5. Organizing can improve relationships – Lack of time management and inability to manage time can negatively affect relationships. Common misunderstandings and
irritability will arise due to clutter. Lateness and missed appointments foster frustration and resentment. By being organized, you can be on time for all of your commitments.
Elaine Fernando is a Professional Organizer, a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and a member of APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers). Elaine may be reached at 908-630-8995 or firstname.lastname@example.org