This article outlines the why’s and how’s of organizing. It gives suggestions, tips, and practical advice and steps to reclaiming your time, your home, and your life.
Getting organized, in some way or another, is the task all of us desire to accomplish. For some it comes naturally and for others, those of us “clutter-challenged”…the thought of organizing gives us panic attacks! Whatever your reasons for organizing are or how the thought of the chore makes you feel, you are not alone. I am a home schooling mom of four children, one with an autism spectrum disorder, and so organizing is not an option for me. It is a survival skill. I would like to share some of the tips and tricks I have learned over the years to help you get a jumpstart on your organizing venture. First, here are the four reasons I have come up with as to why organize:
Being organized makes you feel good. Simply put, it’s easier to relax, no matter what time of the day, if you are organized. The chaos of clutter can affect your levels of stress, patience, and emotional mood. It can be quite depressing to have to step over stacks of books, laundry, papers that need to be filed, and toys just to get to the bathroom. It is also quite frustrating and anxiety-producing to be late for work while you search frantically for misplaced car keys, a diaper bag, or that letter you just had to get in today’s mail. Nothing is more stressful than those nagging unfinished tasks (“N.U.T.’s” for short). And that’s exactly what they do…drive you nuts!
Being organized saves you time. Are you always late…for everything. 90% of the time, we run late doing last minute things, agonizing over details, or looking for things we’ve misplaced.
You’ll never lose anything again! Hard to believe? Well, believe it! In an organized home, you can be asked to retrieve something you haven’t used in months and not sweat over it. You’ll know exactly where you put it because everything in an organized home has its place.
You’ll have more time for the priorities in your life…Bible study, family, friends, your spouse, your children. When your life and home are organized, you’ll find that, no matter how many balls you’re juggling between work, home, and extracurricular activities, you’ll even have time for a hobby! Sound too good to be true? It’s not. I promise!
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