The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Emily at So Damn Domestic.
It’s one of the most popular New Years resolutions every year – getting organized.
And you need. To. Do it.
It’s not just because being organized for organization’s sake is a good thing (It’s not good or bad – it’s morally neutral).
It’s because of some really important reasons…
3 Reasons You NEED to Get
Organized This Year
Reason 1: Getting organized will allow you to live your life to the fullest.
Think you don’t have time to get organized now?
How much time do you waste looking for things you know are “around here somewhere”? 20 minutes a day? That’s 122 hours you’ll waste this year because you’re not organized. Because your things don’t have designated homes.
What could you do in an “extra” 122 hours this year? 122 hours to learn a new skill, to have special family adventures, to read books, to luxuriate in bubble baths… 122 hours for whatever it is that you’ve been missing in your life. Reclaim those hours.
PS In a Boston study, Americans were found to waste 55 minutes a day looking for lost items, not 20 minutes. That’s 335 hours in one year, y’all.
Reason 2: Getting organized will save you money this year.
Unless you’re just swimming in so much cash you don’t know what to do with yourself, saving money or paying down debt is probably on your mind.
Stop wasting money re-buying things because you can’t find the one you already own. Or replacing things that broke due to improper storage and maintenance. Stop spending money on excess take-out dinners (I have nothing against planned ones that are within your budget – don’t get me wrong) because you can’t get your act together to plan your meals ahead of time. Don’t buy extra shirts because you’re behind on laundry – again.
Get it together. Keep up. And you’ll be in a better place financially.
Reason 3: Getting organized just feels good.
You know stress? Sleepless nights? Worry about not being productive enough? Not being able to see your friends as often as you’d like?
Whatever your stress looks like, chances are getting organized will significantly reduce its impact on your life.
You’ll be able to be more productive and reliable. You’ll be on time to meetings, classes, and gatherings. You’ll be more responsible with money, so you’ll have more of it for what you really value. You’ll have more time to take care of yourself, whatever that looks like for you.
Yoga? Coffee with friends? Going for hikes with your family?
When you’re not constantly running a background track of stress-worry-chaos in your life, you’ll feel so amazing.
So what’s next?
Check out my 16 Crucial Strategies for Organizing in 2016, then get to it.
You won’t regret making it happen this year.
Emily Chapelle offers motivating guidance to busy homemakers who are ready to make changes that last. Why? So they can spend more time on the things and people that really matter. She shares home organizing tips, hints for decluttering your life, time-management tricks, and other homemaking topics at So Damn Domestic.
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