If you're like most people stuck at home day in and day out over the past few months, you've probably noticed the clutter and mess in your home more than usual. Whether it's your living space or workspace (whether at home or in the office), there are many benefits to getting organized.
From increased productivity to lower stress levels, the reasons to be organized are plentiful. Read on for 5 of the top reasons to get organized today.
The mental health benefits of organization cannot be overstated. When our homes and offices are cluttered and messy, it is hard to relax, it signals that there is always work to be done, and it stresses us out because we often look at the mess and dread what it will take to clean it up or organize it.
If you organize once and stick to a regular routine, you can reduce this stress and anxiety. If everything has a place and you regularly put things back in that assigned place, you won't have situations where you have stacks of papers, piles of clothes, or other miscellaneous items lying around your space.
Imagine this: your supervisor asks you for a status update on a project you are working on. Because your office space is a mess, it takes you 10 minutes to locate the files that have the necessary information. When you finally find them, you realize you forgot to do something related to the project because the files got buried under other papers.
If you're organized, you won't have to spend precious minutes looking for those files, nor will you wind up in a situation where you forget to do something or miss a deadline because the information is always front and center and easily accessible.
How many times have you purchased something only to find a brand new one at home that got shoved to the back of the pantry, buried in your closet, or lost among the mess and clutter of your home? if you're organized in your home, especially in the kitchen and bathroom, you can save yourself money by avoiding purchasing duplicate items.
How many times are you late because you can't find what you need to get out of the door? Consider creating a "drop zone" close to your door where you can place items when you come into your home. Put your keys, wallet or purse, cell phone, sunglasses, and other items that you are always looking for in this area so you know where they are when it's time to leave again.
Never again will you be late because you can't find your keys or your wallet. Nor will you be known as the person who never shows up on time!
Stress has negative impacts on our mental and physical health. When you reduce stress levels by getting organized, you can avoid things like lost sleep, increased heart attack risks, a weakened immune system, tense muscles, loss of libido, and heartburn.
It's never too late to get organized. Start small and organize one room at a time. The last thing you want to do is to overwhelm yourself by trying to do too much at once.
When you start small and go slowly, you're more likely to complete the task and actually stick to your organization system.
If you're serious about getting your life organized (both figuratively and literally), consider bringing in the big guns. A productivity coach like myself can help you make big changes in your life. Check out what I have to offer and book a 30-minute consultation!