I know, it is easier said than done. Living an organized life means you have to keep the clutter out and shoo the chaos away. Keeping your life in order means you will be happier and stay on track with goals and expectations. Here is a look at the best ways living an organized life benefits you.
1. Get Richer
No, I am not saying you will find cash under your couch cushions if you go clean and organize your living space. What I can say is, statistics show that you can get more money for your home if you keep it clean and decluttered. Organizing your home is the single most beneficial and low-cost project you can do for yourself to increase the value of your home.
You don’t have to have a For Sale sign on your house to financially benefit from an organized life. It costs the average person $10 per square foot to store items in your home. This makes a storage unit a less costly option for many. The average home stores anywhere between 100 to 250 toys, leaving many corners and closets the latest victims for excess storage.
Lastly, taking on the task of organizing your home means you can save money on food. More than half of families keep a second refrigerator for extra food storage. This leads to a mentality of stockpiling and can compound already existing clutter tendencies.
2. Stay Sane
When you have 84% of American’s stressing that their homes are not clean enough, it is time to start taking back control of your sanity. A survey from Rubbermaid indicated that “42% of homeowners experienced more anxiety when their homes were unorganized or cluttered.” What does this say about an organized life? If you are looking for less ways to stress, organized living is guaranteed to bring more serenity into your environment.
Along with your extra dose of mental clarity, you can breathe easier. Organization and cleanliness means you have less dust in your home. Studies performed on regular house dust contained traces of arsenic, decomposing insects, pollen, human skin, and fecal matter.
3. Save Time
How much time do you spend on a daily or weekly basis locating misplaced items? You are not the only one. Save time when you are organized. Use this time wisely and go have yourself some extra fun. Find a permanent home for each of your belongings. This will leave you with less risk of piling excess belongings in drawers and containers. Keeping the clutter away means you can eliminate more than 40% of housework in your home.
4. Be Social
A clean and organized home leaves you with less reason to shy away from others. Increase the amount of quality time you spend with others and start entertaining more in your home. You will have less reason to deny offering up your home for the next birthday party location.
Believe it or not, organizing your home may lead to you finding undeposited checks, gift cards, or even cash. In one professional organizer’s case, her client unearthed $5,000. Start reaping the benefits to living an organized life today and declutter your space.