5 Benefits Of An Organized Home

Organized Home Benefits
An organized home has tremendous impacts on our daily lives and well being.

Here are 5 benefits of an organized home:​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​1. Save time.  

No more endlessly searching for things, no more people asking you where everything is.​​​​​​​​ 
How much time do you waste in a given day roaming around looking for something?  Probably way too much.  Searching for things wastes time and is beyond frustrating.  Especially when you are trying to get out the door.  
If you have multiple people under your roof you are probably asked multiple times a day where ______ is.  And chances are if they don't know, you may not either.  But let's say you do know and you have to stop what you are doing to answer the question.  Most likely after you tell them where it is, they still won't be able to find it.  So you get up and grab it and then have to try to pick back up what you were doing.  You've just wasted at least 5 minutes if not more.  
Living in a home where everything has a home solves this issue.  You know exactly where to go to find the thing you need, and so does everyone else in the household.

2. Save money.

No more buying things you already have but have forgotten about or things you can’t find.​​​​​​​​
If you buy things because you can't find something or you forgot you have something, you are not alone.  This is a major problem in many homes.  Rather than wasting time searching for something you give up and just buy another.  
Out of sight out of mind plays a huge role in this issue as well.  You bought something but stuck it somewhere where it will never see the light of day again.  It goes into the black hole of forgotten items.  Since you bought it it was most likely something you needed or wanted.  Most likely you will need or want it in the future, but since it has long been forgotten you buy another.  You of course find the original after it's too late to return the replacement because that's how life works. You have now wasted money and created clutter.
An organized home saves a lot of money.  And everyone could use more money.  Everyone.

3. Less stress.  

Clutter can make us feel stressed, anxious & depressed. People living in cluttered environments have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.​​​​​​​​
If you have areas in your home that make you feel anxious, I bet they are unorganized and chaotic spaces.  Our home should be our sanctuaries, our places of comfort, our big hug at the end of the day.  This is not the case for too many people.  Many people think to achieve this type of home they need to fill it with expensive furniture, beautiful decorations & fancy accents.   These things can help to achieve the goal but they are secondary to having a well organized home.  A home that is clutter free is an inviting and cozy home. 
Our lives have enough stressors, our homes should not be one of them.  Once your home is organized you will immediately feel a difference in amount of stress, anxiety and depression.  

​​​​​4. Teaches your kids the lesson of responsibility and picking up after oneself. 

Not a parent? Then it teaches your messy significant other the same lesson. Or at least it should.​​​​​​​​

This lesson is one they will use long after they are out of your home.  It is an invaluable skill.  When they go to college they can maintain an organized dorm and not have their roommates hate them.  After they find a partner they can create an organized home from the get go.  Kids raised with the expectation that they are responsible for their own things and putting away their own things will carry it through life and it becomes second nature.  Bonus, you get to take credit for it.

5. Increase productivity & energy. 

Clutter makes it difficult to concentrate on the task at hand. Decluttering your surroundings will help you feel more physically and mentally energized.​​​​​​​​
Where there is chaos there is unproductivity.  No matter how many times we are told we can multi task, it does not make it true.  We cannot.  We work much better with one task at a time.  When our environment is out of control so are our minds.  We don't know where to look, what to focus on, or how to get the task done.  There are just too many things throwing themselves at our brains.  We are overloading our senses and zapping our energy. 
No matter what you are trying to accomplish, doing it in an organized environment makes it so much easier.  We can focus on what we are trying to do rather than being distracted by things that are not relevant to the situation.  
Happy organizing!