Did you know, an organized house is a happy life! Do you feel better in a clean and uncluttered space? Sure you do! When everything in our home has its own place life just feels better.
Stop and think about how much stress in your life is actually created by clutter or poor organizational habits. Disorganized spaces can actually put stress on both the body and mind. Our bodies hurt when we trip over a misplaced shoe or step on a Lego (ouch!). Our minds hurt when we can’t find what we are looking for or we try to concentrate on something but the chaos around us is too distracting. Taking a little time to organize and declutter can lift a great weight.
If you feel like it’s time for an organization overhaul, my advice is to declutter first.
Clear The Clutter
Take a good look around and find things that you really don’t need. Try doing this room by room. Try not to touch the items too much. Holding items makes us remember why we were hanging onto them in the first place. If you’re not using it right now however, there is no need to keep it. Try to work fast and trust your first instinct. If you think about it for too long you will find a “reason” why you need to hang onto it.
Organizing for Happiness
Our challenge for today:
Choose one area that we want to clean and organize and get started on it TODAY. You may not have time to do a full-fledged purge today but you can at least start to envision what your clean and organized space should look like. You can also set a goal to get rid of 5 things from this particular space right now.
Then, choose five more areas you want to clean and organize this month. Here are some ideas:
- Kitchen cabinets
- Laundry Room
- Kids Toys
- Desk Drawers
- Makeup Storage
Essentially having a clean and organized home allows my brain to relax and concentrate on things that are important, instead of feeling scrambled because I’m frantically searching for something I can’t find. Or constantly feeling like I need to clean the area around me instead of doing my office work. Go declutter, get organized and do what works for you!