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The commitment to get organized in 2015 will impact your life in many healthy ways – find out how right here.

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As 2014 comes to a close, it’s a good time to reflect back on the last year. Did you accomplish what you wanted to? How do you feel about your current life, health, home, and stress levels? Specifically, how do you think the clutter and organization of your home may affect your feelings about your day-to-day life and accomplishments?

I know at my house, I see a direct correlation between my productivity and my organization. While I don’t mind living with a little happy chaos around the house, too much clutter holds me back from so many things I might aspire to do. It can weigh me down. I believe that disorganization and excess clutter contributes to so many issues and struggles that occur in our home and life.

So if simplifying could benefit our life, why is it that we have such a hard time letting go of the clutter? We can become emotionally attached to things, or simply feel overwhelmed by all the decisions involved in letting things go. Sometimes it feels easier just to avoid having to make those decisions. Yet, when we think about the kind of life we want, it makes sense to devote the time necessary to make those life-changing decisions.

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The commitment to get organized in 2015 will impact our lives in many healthy ways. I find it very helpful to visualize the kind of life I want to live in the upcoming year, and how decluttering and better organization in life will set me up with the confidence I need to achieve my goals and make positive changes.

Here is a prediction of how we might feel at the end of 2015 if we decide to let go of clutter, establish better habits, and get organized. Since seeing the potential positive outcome in black and white is helpful for me, perhaps it will be helpful for you as well!

If we get rid of clutter, we will:

1. Feel more positive

2. Be less stressed

3. Have more free time

4. Be happier with our home

5. Enjoy more time with people we love

6. Be more hospitable

7. Reach more goals

8. Feel less frazzled

9. Be in better financial shape

10. Be more organized

What are some ways that clutter might be holding you back? How would your life improve if you got serious about decluttering and made a commitment to getting organized this year?

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About the Author

Melissa Michaels

Melissa Michaels is the author and creator of one of the top home decorating blogs on the web, The Inspired Room. She has been featured on such sites and publications as HGTV.com, Apartment Therapy, and Ladies Home Journal.

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  • Megan McCoy Dellecese

    Totally agree with all your points! And while I’m not making a strict resolution, we always find ourselves itching to declutter this time of year. It also adds such a positivity to that post-holiday letdown, y’know? Thanks for sharing!

    • It is indeed a great way to go through January, doing a little each time and eventually seeing the finished product. good luck with your year long efforts!

  • Ezia Leach

    since receiving this post I have been decluttering and it helps IMMENSELY!!! thanks for the push….

    • Great to hear Ezia, thank you for sharing! Good luck in your efforts!

  • Katee Lee

    I have one room that is the worst of all rooms to keep uncluttered…my bedroom. We live in a small apt and have to do our laundry at a Laundromat. My husband and I work full time, so once a week we make the trek. There has got to be a better way to store our dirty cloths (than traditional laundry baskets) till we make that trek. Help! 🙂

  • Writer Eva

    Katee Lee, when our daughter and 3 grandsons came to live with us, the laundry room became the most cluttered area of the house. We made a PVC rack to hold laundry bags in a row. They were held open so laundry was sorted as it was placed into the bags. We just took each bag and dumped it into the washer as it filled up. Then we had baskets for each boy for the clean and folded clothes. You could take the bags to the Laundromat then either put the folded clothes back in or take your baskets with you to carry back the clean clothes. If you placed the baskets under the laundry bags, they wouldn’t take up extra room in your bedroom.

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