Why an Organized Home Really Matters
Would life be different if your house were clutter free and everything you had was completely organized? Imagine that for a moment! What if everything had a place—and nothing was out of place—in your home? Yes, it would look better, but it goes deeper than that. So much of your life might feel and function better if you took the time to declutter and organize the place where you live.
You’re not alone. While perfection might be a bit unrealistic or unnecessary, what if everyone, all of us, were to make it our goal, in the next few months, to get rid of clutter and create more order in every room of our houses, one room at a time? Being organized at home would enhance our lives in so many ways!
Here are three reasons an organized home matters!
1) When our homes are organized, we feel more at peace.
In order to feel on top of our schedules and lives, we need space to breathe. What if our closets and cabinets contained everything we truly needed, but also came with room to spare? When drawers and closets are disorganized and overstuffed, other areas of life are affected, so we feel overwhelmed and out of control in general. Imagine if your most cluttered closet was two-thirds emptier. Wouldn’t you feel better every time you opened the door (which is at least once a day)? No one wants to open a closet door and cause an avalanche!
When putting things away is easy, you are more likely to keep your home in order. You are less frustrated with yourself, your life, and your family because you don’t have to dig through piles of stuff—creating new chaos—in order to find what you are looking for. Being more organized isn’t just about a pretty, color-coded filing system; it’s about creating a peaceful sanctuary at home.
2) When our homes are organized, we spend less money.
When your home is out of control, it’s likely your budget will spiral out of control too. Do you lose receipts for items you would have been able to return? Do you ever buy multiples of things because you can’t find what you know you already have? In all the chaos and lack of order, do you lose or forget to pay bills and have to pay late fees? Do you pay more than your fair share of taxes because you can’t find documentation or receipts needed for deductions?
Raise your hand if you ever go out to eat instead of cooking at home because you don’t want to deal with all the dirty dishes in the sink! Are you in the habit of buying things you don’t need, or things you might want “someday,” and justify it because you can find a place for it in the overflowing garage, basement or overstuffed closet?
Getting organized at home will help tremendously in the effort to keep more money in your pocket! You will be able to keep track of receipts and tax deductions. You will know where items are, making it so you’ll never need to buy something you know you already own but can’t find. You won’t have late fees or mountains of dirty dishes.
3) When our homes are organized, we have more hours in the day.
How much time do you feel like you spend each day looking for things you can’t find, shuffling clutter from room to room, or feeling overwhelmed by cleaning and organization? Don’t you wish you had a few extra hours every day to pursue a dream, achieve a goal or just to have fun with family and friends? Most of us do—and all of us can if we spend less time hunting for things in our homes and suffering the frustration that comes with it.
We can get paralyzed and waste so much time when we are surrounded and bogged down by clutter and disorder. Organization gives us the energy and freedom to be more productive and focused on what we really want to do each day. When we find what we need right away because it’s in the place we expect it to be, we have more hours in our day to pursue other things that matter to us. When we have plenty of open space to breathe in our homes, we have room to pursue new hobbies or invite people in to enrich our lives.
Having more peace, more money and more hours in the day to pursue our dreams sounds good! Since all the clutter and disorder didn’t happen overnight, it takes time and determination to get rid of it. But the end result will be worth the effort. Don’t you agree?