There are many reasons to be organized – it saves time, money, it can improve your health and much more benefits. Different people have different reasons to be organized, but how is being organized actually improving anything?
I know that organized can seem intimidating at first, and more time consuming than time saving, but there are so many good reasons to be organized that will change your life in a positive way.
If you don’t understand the reasons to be organized, this is the right place for you!
Reasons to be organized
Organizing can take time in the beginning, but there’s no doubt that it will save you more time later on. Being organized, whether it’s a physical or mental organization, will save you time doing anything. When you organize your physical space, you waste less time looking for things, cleaning, putting things in place and so on. When you organize your tasks, plans, and goals, you waste less time trying to remember things, doing tasks badly and in a rush, and you have more free time planned out.
For example, files on my computer are organized by categories and a billion sub-categories. It took time, but now when I need to pull out a picture, I know exactly where it is and how it’s called. I don’t need to waste my time trying to remember its details in order to find it.
If you’re wasting money on food you’re throwing away or buying doubles of things you have a million of hiding in your storage, you are losing money. And those things happen because you are being unorganized. You can easily organize your meal planing and only shop for exactly what you need.
Knowing where everything also guarantees you knowing what you have at all times. For example, I decluttered and organized my closet recently, now I know much better what I have and I shop a lot less. No more feeling of “having nothing to wear” even though I literally have less than before!
Not having time to do anything is making all of us stressed for sure. Mental clutter is probably making you stress over all the tasks you’re putting off, and knowing that every day that you’re putting it off, it’s getting worse. Physical clutter can do the same, you know you have to declutter and organize and you’re just so overwhelmed and frustrated with it.
Putting things in place, at home, and in your mind, eases all the stress. Writing down everything you have to do will make things more possible and simpler. Organizing your space will make you more confident. Stress is something that is holding us back, and if there are actions you can take to make it better, you should!
A Healthier Environment
Having an organized home is more hygienic, and much healthier for you. When you live in a mess, dirt and germs accumulate much faster, It’s harder to clean and you have things that are sitting in the dust without having any idea. Living in Vegas, I get allergies from the dust and dirt all the time. I can’t clean all day long, so I try to have fewer objects lying around my apartment gathering all that dust. When I realized that being organized is making cleaning so much simpler, I made it a priority. We always finish our day making sure the apartment is clean and organized, so the mess won’t accumulate.
Next time you try to avoid decluttering and organizing, just imagine of all the mess and dirt you probably have in all kind of places you are not even aware of.
A Healthier You
Organizing your health goals, gym sessions and meal plans is a great way to increase the chances you actually reach your target. We all say “tomorrow I’ll eat better”, but when you actually have to write down what you ate, chances are that you’ll cut down on snacks and junk.
Organizing your workouts schedule is a great way to actually end up doing those workout. When you’re being spontaneous about health, you’ll forget the junk you ate, the plans you made with friends when you said that morning “I’ll work out today” and so on. If you plan in advance, you have to face your real schedule and be accountable.
Better Mental Health
Living in an organized space and accomplishing your goals will defiantly feel better as opposed to living in a mess and never get anything done. I KNOW. I have a tendency of forgetting an important assignment, getting carried away with other-unrelated-to-my-goals activities and so on. Easily I end up rushing in the morning trying to get ready for work, can’t find what to wear and the dishes I need for breakfast are in the sink. Then I go to work a mess, my day started off not great and by evening I’m just sad and frustrated.
It happens to all of us I believe. Well, being organized has made all of that better! I prepare my food in advance, I don’t get mad at myself for eating junk, I go back to an organized home, I know what my goals are and what my schedule to accomplish them is. That way there are fewer opportunities to get upset over all the things I “failed” at.
Organizing is making our chances of success higher, which makes our mental health better.
A Beautiful Home
What would you prefer? Living in a beautiful space that feels like home or living in a messy garage that feels like a warehouse? I’m not saying you should live in a magazine cutout or an IKEA catalog – you can live in a place that feels “lived in” and still be organized. Living in a place that is making you happy is important, and having stuff spilling all over the place is not a great look. Organized is defiantly a nicer look than clutter.
Sets An Example
Most people have at least one hoarder in their family, right?? Maybe not to that extent, but someone who refuses to get rid of a catalog of a furniture store that closed in 1974 (that’s a real story that my dentist told me lol). They needs to see there’s a better way to live! Be that example, show your loved ones that organizing will be great for them.
My mom loves holding on, she is defiantly not a hoarder, but I’ve inspired her to live a more clutter-free organized life in her home. She is such an organized person in her business, everything is so neatly sorted, and I actually learned how to be organized from her.
If you have ten things to do, but you don’t write them down and prioritize them, you’ll probably get lost, try to multi-task and take longer to accomplish. But if you’re organized, it’s easier to understand your tasks and be productive. It’s much easier to schedule them, to time-block them and to make yourself accountable.
Having your tasks in front of your eyes makes sure you won’t forget any task as well. If that’s not enough, Working in an organized environment increases your productivity as well. Cooking in an organized kitchen, paying your bills in an organized office space, or learning a new skill in an organized living space will all produce a better result than in a mess and cluttered environment. You’re actually working quicker, smarter and more efficiently.
Getting things done is easier when more and more of your tasks are already done. If you need to clean your kitchen, make lunch, learn for an exam, get some work done etc… You will never be focused on your current assignment. Having things organized around you and planned out for the rest of the day (or a week, month, year) makes you more focused on the things you need to get done right now.
Those were my reasons I do my best to stay organized at all times! I would love to hear what is the reason you like to be organized? And what is your favorite way to keep in check?