You know the saying, "You don't know what you have until it's gone". Well, when it comes to mess and clutter, I like to say, you don't know what you have, until it's organized. Check out the three things you can have more of by taking the time to get organized.
We have all been here, or at least I know I have... You woke up late and are scrambling to get ready for work. You only have a couple minutes to gather all of your items before you should be heading out the door. Mentally thinking: phone, keys, wallet/purse, lunchbox, water bottle, coffee etc. You can’t find your keys and waste 10 minutes searching for them; you finally find them under some miscellaneous papers on your kitchen counter and get to the car only to see that the windshields are covered in a thick layer of ice (thank you Wisconsin!)
Not having a designated place for things or planning ahead can cost you a lot of time, in more ways than one. Disorganization can cost you your free time, instead of enjoying the weekend by relaxing, you will probably spend a majority of it, tidying up, in order to put everything away and before you know it the day is gone. You can choose not to clean, but then see the above scenario again when it comes time to find things.
Imagine always knowing where something is and never feeling that anxiety or stress of searching for an item you know you have somewhere. Taking the time to get organized, whether on your own, with a friend, or a professional organizer is a great step toward reducing negative feelings about your home.
They say time is money and that is definitely true; the more time you have the more opportunities you have to make money. Becoming organized will save you actual money as well. I recall once when I was younger I was looking through my mom’s CD collection (how the times have changed lol). She never had all of her CDs in one place, some scattered in the living room, some in the office, some in her bedroom. We finally got a tower to hold all of her CDs and it turned out she had a couple duplicates of the same ones.
You can save money by not having to go out and buy something every time it is misplaced in your home. You can also save money by not having to buy things that break due to being shoved into a drawer or smashed under a billion other things. If you have a place for your possessions and take care of them, you can save a lot in the long run.
I want you to take a second to picture yourself in a room, sitting in a comfortable chair with the softest blanket. Listening to your favorite sounds, music, and smelling your favorite smells. Look around the room that you have created in your mind. Is it full of clutter? Is it making you feel crowded or small? Or is it open, freeing, and calming?
Most of the time we do not realize the impact having a messy and disorganized home has on us. It took me years to figure out that I get in a bad mood and my anxiety increases when my house is utter chaos. And I am by no means perfect, life sometimes gets busy and life events make some things difficult, so sometimes I need to take time to reorganize my things. By knowing how the clutter affects you personally, it makes it easier to put together systems and create order before you get overwhelmed. If you are already overwhelmed, do not be ashamed to ask for help. I wish I could show everyone the impact you can make on your home and life by creating order. It doesn't mean you have to go to the extreme and label every single thing in your home, but having a spot for everything is the key to more time, money and happiness.
Ready to take a step today to get organized? Book my help at bracketandbin.com. I offer in-home sessions in the South Central Wisconsin area and virtual sessions for clients who live anywhere else.
You can do it! I believe in you!