From Keeping up with the Kardashians to Netflix’s Marie Kondo – home organization has made its way into mainstream media and is trending heavily on social media. The hashtag #organization has nearly 3 million posts on Instagram, and you’ll find countless TikTok videos sharing innovative home organizing hacks, including the best ways to fold your towels and stylize your pantry.
The hype is very real and for good reason! There are countless benefits to having a well-organized home and office space. Not only will proper organization maximize your space and make you more efficient, but home organizing can actually improve your mental and physical well-being. As an organizing service, we’ve seen the incredible impact it can make first-hand. If you aren’t convinced, here are the top three benefits of an organized home and office.
It will reduce stress and help you relax.
Stress is inevitable – traffic, long lines at the bank, impending project deadlines– the list goes on and on. Ideally, you’d love to step in your front door and feel the stress melt away, but when you come home to a cluttered, chaotic, and disorganized living space, it can be challenging to relax. In fact, it can cause you more stress. In feng shui, it is referred to as stagnant chi and can drain your energy.
The evidence isn’t just anecdotal either – it’s scientifically proven! A UCLA study set out to examine the “clutter culture,” finding many American families were living in clutter with an abundance of possessions taking up space in every room of their home. The researchers found that the 32 families living in cluttered homes experienced increased levels of stress and depression. Additionally, they found that people who described their homes as “chaotic” and “not fun” had higher cortisol levels and were more likely to experience fatigue and depression. So, it’s no surprise that those who said their homes were “restful” or “tidy” had lower stress levels.
It will save you time and money.
Home and office organization will not only reduce stress and create a more tranquil living space, but it will also save you time and money. For example, if you are rushing around every morning looking for clothing, shoes, keys, or your child’s school permission slip, you are wasting precious time and starting your day off in a high-stress state. Further, if you don’t have an organized system for bills, tax documents, warranties, and rebates, you are more likely to miss payments and miss savings opportunities.
Collectively, Americans spend about $2.7 billion replacing misplaced items. We also spend about 2.5 days every year looking for something. Just imagine what you could do with an extra 2.5 days! With an organized office, you can also increase your productivity. Each time you need to look for something, whether that be a document or stapler, you are breaking your focus and becoming distracted. When everything has a place and is organized to fit your needs, you can focus on your work.
Also, the initial effort of organizing your space can make it easier to clean your home and keep it clean! This means you won’t have to spend your entire weekend trying to tackle the never-ending clutter and disarray.
It can make you healthier and help you reach your goals.
The benefits of home organizing extends to your physical health as well. When your refrigerator, pantry, and kitchen are disorganized, you may opt to eat out or eat foods that are convenient. With a chaotic kitchen, you are a lot less likely to prepare healthy homemade meals. A home organizer can design your kitchen to help you meet your goals. For example, if you want to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, you can organize your refrigerator so they are easily accessible.
Whether you feel like you are working amid chaos or simply feel your home could be improved, getting started can feel overwhelming. If you stare at a cluttered closet and feel a sense of anxiety and panic, you aren’t alone. An organizing service and home organizer will come in with a new perspective, plenty of experience, and tried-and-true techniques to organize your home, garage, kitchen, closets, and more. Having someone else listen, share fresh ideas and lend an extra set of hands can provide you with an enormous sense of relief!
At The Organize Team, we are passionate about returning the calm to people’s spaces so they can function and enjoy their home or office. If you are interested in learning more about how our organizing service can help you, schedule a free consultation to speak with one of our organization specialists. We’ll help you organize your home, your business, and your life!