Is Your Junk Stressing You Out? How Getting Organized Can Change Your Life

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Americans have more than enough things to be stressed out about at the current moment.

According to a 2017 American Psychological Association study, about 63 percent of people say they’re stressed out about the future of America. About 62 percent of people say they’re stressed out about money. And about 61 percent of people say they’re stressed out about work.

So the last thing most people need is to add another source of stress to their lives. It’s why getting organized at home should be at the top of your to-do list. It’ll provide you with a place to escape from the stresses of everyday life.

Getting organized is often easier said than done, though. It can be difficult to make organization more of a priority in your life. But it’ll prove to be beneficial when you’re done.

Here are some ways in which getting organized can change your life.

Helps You Find Things

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Does it feel like you always have trouble finding things in your house? Whether you’re searching in your pantry for something that you just know you bought at the food store or looking for your favorite blouse in your bedroom closet, it can be tough to track down certain items in your home.

There’s a pretty simple reason for this: Most Americans have way too much stuff. Studies have shown that they have about 300,000 items inside their homes at any given time.

If you don’t have an organizational system in place in your home, it’s going to feel like you have to sift through 300,000 items every time you go to find something. You’ll waste a ton of time on a daily basis going through numerous items in your home to locate the one thing you’re trying to find.

Makes It Easier to Clean Your House

Almost 30 percent of Americans spend more than 7 hours cleaning their homes during the course of a normal week. But despite that, more than 30 percent of Americans still worry about whether or not they’re spending enough time cleaning their homes.

If you feel like you spend entirely too much time cleaning your home, getting organized can really help with that. When everything inside your home has its own specific space, you can reduce clutter and cut down on the amount of time you have to spend cleaning.

You’ll be able to do so many great things with the time you’re able to save by not cleaning as often as you are now. From hanging out with your family more to pursuing a new hobby, you’ll see your quality of life go up when you make an effort to declutter your home.

Provides You with More Space

The new homes that are being built all across the U.S. these days are, on average, about 1,000 square feet larger than the homes that were built 45 years ago.

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Yet, almost 40 percent of current homeowners say they wish they would have purchased a larger home than they did. There are millions of people who think that they would benefit from having more space in a big way.

But what many of these people don’t realize is that they could give themselves more space–a lot more space, in some instances!–by simply getting more organized. By finding a place for everything in their homes, they could free up a significant amount of space in a matter of just a few weeks.

Think about this if you’re one of the many people wishing for a bigger home. Decluttering your home and getting rid of things you don’t use anymore while also organizing the things you keep could make a huge difference in how much space you have. 

Improves Your Home’s Overall Appearance

Do you really enjoy inviting people over to your home and playing host to them?

You’re not alone. Studies have shown that roughly 50 percent of Americans have guests over at least once every month. Additionally, about 6 percent of people go as far as to have guests over on a daily basis.

No matter how often you invite people to come and spend time in your home, one of the hardest parts about doing it is preparing your house for your guests. You don’t want people to come over and see that you have clutter all over the place.

By getting organized, you can make it a lot easier to get your home ready for guests. Rather than having to spend several hours cleaning it, you can simply tidy up when you know guests are stopping by in a matter of just minutes.

It’ll make hosting less stressful on you and give you a chance to enjoy it instead of dreading it. You’ll take more pride in the overall appearance of your home.

Gives You a New Appreciation for Possessions

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Do you know how lucky you truly are? No, like, do you really understand how lucky you are to have all of the things that you have in your home?

From the latest gadgets to the antique end table that your late mother left you in her will, you likely have all kinds of items in your home that you should be more thankful for.

One way to gain a new appreciation for all the possessions you have is by getting organized. When you organize your home, you’ll be forced to go through everything in it and decide what’s truly important to you. This will show you how lucky you are and make sure you don’t forget it.

Start Getting Organized Today

Do you wish there was a way to organize your garage better? Or have you been thinking about how to make your workdays more efficient by organizing your home office?

Our custom closet design systems can make getting organized fun. You’ll be able to find a place for everything in your home and cut down on the amount of clutter that you have lying around.

Get in touch with us today for a free consultation. We can show you some of the innovative ways that you can incorporate more organization into your home.

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