Organizing: Why it’s good for our health & well-being
I’ve always been a pretty neat and organized person, but ever since January of this year, I have been into organizing in a major major way.
I’m basically in serious nesting mode.
(Yes, I am using Big Bird to represent my nesting. His nest looks clean at least!)
It feels really good to tidy up, get things in order, and make our home run more efficiently before the baby arrives. In fact, I’ve organized the pantry, linen closets, junk drawer, home office, wrapping paper, my cosmetics, and our warranties and manuals since becoming pregnant.
But being organized is important even for people who are not nesting up a storm.
There’s so much literature out there linking the subjects of clutter and our health, and in my opinion, the connection makes perfect sense.
After all, too much clutter can:
- Cause stress, anxiety, and frustration
- Decrease our productivity and waste our time (It’s hard to be productive when you’re constantly searching for things!)
- Hold us back and prevent us from moving on (Do we really need to keep everything our ex-boyfriends ever gave to us?)
- Hinder our relationships (Why would your friends and family want to visit if they cannot even find a place to sit down in your home?)
On the flip side, organization can:
- Bring order to our lives
- Make us feel good (It’s always a good feeling to donate possessions we don’t need to those who do.)
- Free up our time (for more enjoyable activities than searching for our keys)
- Reduce stress and put our minds at ease
- Save money (If you know what you have and can easily locate it, you won’t waste your money on duplicates.)
There are so many resources, including blogs and videos, that I love when it comes to organizing. I also have a list of my very gadgets and organizing tools, and I plan to share all of these with you in a fun follow-up post. Stay tuned!
Are you an organized person?
Do you believe that organization can be good for our health and wellness?
Have a great day!