Being organized has many benefits, which go past just having a tidy looking area. It includes peace of mind, increased productivity, and a general sense of happiness. Here at U-Stor-It, we composed a list of why it’s good to be well organized.
There’s a reason why this is at the top of our list. If there was any single reason to keep things neat and tidy, it would be to reduce the levels of stress in your life. After all, who wants to come back to a home where everything is cluttered and it’s hard to find the important items you were looking for, specifically the remote.
This leads us into the second benefit of being well organized. When you know where everything is, you are able to efficiently find items instead of stressing out and making a mess of things. I know because this happens to me too… If searching for an item takes an average of 10 minutes, those are 10 minutes of ‘free time’ that we can spend in numerous other ways. I would much rather spend that time doing something fun instead of having to clean up the mess we just made looking around for something in a pile of items.
The worst feeling in the world is when you know you have something, somewhere, hidden in your home. You look around helplessly trying to find it, only to admit defeat and buy it again. Eventually after you buy it and the return date expires you find the original item you were looking for! By being better organized, you won’t have to waste money in a situation like this since you will know where everything is.
Improved Health and Happiness
Remember earlier when I mentioned the reason why less stress is at the top of this list? With less stress in your life comes improved health. There are numerous studies that cite weight loss, increased happiness, increased immunity, longer life longevity, better relationships, and a healthier heart.
“Even if you usually eat well and exercise, chronic high stress can prevent you from losing weight—or even add pounds,” says Pamela Peeke, MD, author of Body for Life for Women.
If you need more space to get started on a happier and healthier life style check out any of our U-Stor-It locations.