Organizing is a process of arranging things and keeping them into order. It is a part of life and can be performed at all levels. Right from your small wallet to your big family, everything needs to be organized. Imagine a house which is full of clutter and has very few necessary things or a closet with things falling from it or a messed up space where you can’t find your phone. The thought itself causes frustration and stress. You may not realize it, but a messy and cluttered home can have a negative impact on your goals and sense of empowerment. Everywhere you look, you see a situation that doesn’t ‘sit right’ within you. With a little effort, your home could be another stress management tool at your disposal. Here are 10 reasons why organizing your stuffs is important:
10. Effective Time Management
Organizing may seem to be a time-consuming task initially but in the long run, taking out the time to organize can help you save a lot of time. Working around clutter and looking for something in a messed up room, which is full of stuff can seriously hinder your productivity. A messy, disorganized home can cost you more than just your inner peace. If you don’t have a ‘home’ for all of your belongings, you spend more time trying to put things away when you’re cleaning up, and waste time looking for items when you need them. The best tip for organizing is to make sure that there is a proper defined place for everything and the things are kept back to where it belongs to once the work is done. So, next time when you need something, you won’t have to look in a cluttered room. Trying to locate something in a messed up and cluttered area is exactly similar to finding a needle in a haystack.
9. Better Efficiency
The houses, the stores, the workplace and even our lives are full of stuffs.Organising ensures better efficiency by reducing the clutter and creating more space for quality work. Children’s toys and clothes should have space of their own, and family members should be encouraged to help keep such areas clean and tidy. Systems will be implemented to make sorting clothes, washing, drying and ironing as time efficient as possible. Clothes & shoes should be cleaned, ironed, maintained and kept in their appropriate places. I.e. wardrobes and drawers. Thus, organizing helps in completion of tasks in an effective and efficient way.
8. Listing Priorities
The phrase, “out of sight, out of mind” holds true in this case. Its human tendency to forget things that are not within their sight for too long which sometimes causes you to look over some important stuff or unfinished work. The load of incomplete tasks can be very worrying. All the projects which are left in between and have been cluttering at your home can be a huge burden on your shoulders. Organizing stuffs can help you remember and rank important tasks. For example, a clean and arranged desk can help you deal with one task at a time.
7. Maintaining Hygiene
Organizing helps to lessen stress, saves time for cleaning and causes less dust. All these things together cause a strong immune system and a reduced amount of disease and ill health. A disorganized place is a source of all sorts of reptiles and insects causing diseases and illness .Indirectly, organizing helps you to take care of yourself by maintaining a safe and a clean environment. A clean, healthy and hygienic environment is essential and is a source of pleasure. Also, through organizing we contribute towards our environment creating less garbage and maintaining a healthy environment.
6. Ensuring Proper Usage
By putting things at proper place and into order, you can ensure its proper usage. In a disorganized place, things are not used how they are meant to be. Like, in a cluttered place, dining room table is mainly used as a dumping ground for all unwanted things and not during meal times. You can organize by making Kitchens & Bathrooms free from appliances you no longer require and disposing off all expired food / cosmetics. Furniture should be used for its intended purpose. Sentimental items, photographs and mementos can be organized and displayed in such a manner that it is easy to view them readily.
5. Less stressful and Chaotic Life
Stress is common amongst all of the above. Mess and chaos is a major source of stress. Home is basically a safe harbor from the busy and stressful life and it safeguards from the demands of life. A messy, poorly decorated or unsystematic living space causes additional stress that you might not be aware of. Living in a space classified by order, tranquility, and a physical display of your tastes, on the other hand, can soothe you and help release stress. When you organize, the burden of all that incomplete work, messy working space, long unfinished to do list, the debt, expenditure and the cleaning process lessens. Thus the stress related to them will be reduced too. An organized home creates a comforting environment and fills you with a sense of inner peace.
4. Saves Money and Resources
In an unorganized place, you tend to forget things that you already possess and later when you happen to see the same item in store, you buy one, since you don’t remember that you already have one. Similarly, in case of emergency, you are unable to locate things and you buy a new one. But, if some time is taken out on and spent on organizing our home, things would become so easy and duplication of things can be avoided to a large extent. Duplication leads to increased expenditure and wastage of natural resources. Also, since we try getting rid of stuffs, it is less probable for us to go and buy something. Thus, we spend less on stuffs and save more. This also helps to minimize the debt volume.
3. Easy Accessibility
It is easier to locate things in an organized place than in a clutter. By organizing, you know the exact place where things are kept and you need not spend hours finding them. This helps us to save time as well as energy. Things should be organized in such a way that they are easily accessible and can be reached without difficulty especially in case of emergency. You should be able to access all areas of your home inside and out. Your keys and other objects such as mobile phones, gloves, umbrellas etc should have a proper and fixed space. By adopting such practice, you will feel better equipped to deal with life on a day to day basis. Also, Organizing can transform the packing and moving procedure from being one of the most dreaded tasks to something very easy, convenient and fast.
2. Clarity of Goals
By keeping your desk organized, you can keep a track of all the to-do lists, bills, documents and paperwork. Unlike, in a cluttered space, there is no clarity of goal as to what to achieve and how to achieve. There are heavy chances of losing documents and papers in a disorganized space. A nice and clean system make it a lot simple to be clear about the goals and achieve them as required. An orderly workspace can help you fine tune and accomplish your daily goals, thereby helping you achieve your long term goals.
1. Less Space Needed
The empty space that is created with organizing makes the house or the working area look bigger. Arranging things and putting them into order automatically creates space. Many a times, there are people, who say, “I need more space for my stuff”. Rather, when things are less or in proper order, you need less space. A smaller house with proper arrangement maintenance will be sufficient and satisfying for you.