Organizing, Redesign & Staging

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Why is Organization Important Anyway??

What are the benefits to getting organized? Here’s a quick list of the big ones, in no particular order: having more time, spending less money, experiencing less chaos and stress, feeling an increased sense of peace and order, and knowing where things are or when things are happening. Additional perks to organization are emergency preparation, identity and financial protection, ridding excess baggage, and having more time for things that matter.

Here’s what else you will find. It is easier to focus on tasks when your environment is without clutter competing for your attention. Being organized actually allows you to be lazy later since you don’t have to think as much once things are organized. It is ironic because if you are busy, and say you don’t have time to organize your home, you have even more reason to be organized. Being organized allows you to be successful in business because you’re able to be prepared for opportunities and to be proactive. Organized people who are never late, rarely forget or lose things, whose house and car look clean, generate respect. Disorganized people appear to be just the opposite.

An organized home or office enables you to find things in less than minute. According to a study conducted by a Boston marketing firm in 2004, the average American burns 55 minutes a day -- roughly 12 weeks a year -- looking for things they know they own but can't find. Cutting down the clutter helps you know what you have. Then you don't have to go out and buy an item that duplicates one you already have, but simply can't find. When the doorbell rings unexpectedly do you feel pleasantly surprised, or rush around in a panic tidying up, in case someone drops by unexpectedly and sees your house? A clutter-free, organized home is easier to clean; according to a NAPO statistic, a 2003 study claimed getting rid of clutter eliminates 40 percent of housework in an average home. Trust me, I’m all for doing less housework.