Can an organized home improve your quality of life?
The late comedian, George Carlin said “a house is just a place to keep your stuff while you are out getting more stuff.” In our fast paced, consumer driven society it can certainly seem that way. Over the years many of us have a hard time parting with our stuff and slowly we become overwhelmed by it. Suddenly our home, which should be a sanctuary, can become a source of stress and anxiety, and even embarrassment. So what is preventing you from getting your home in order and what impact is this having on your quality of life?
Social Impact: Home is where we gather with friends and family to celebrate life’s milestones. If you break into a sweat at the thought of hosting the next book club or poker night you could be denying yourself meaningful personal connections.
Financial Impact: When items are not stored properly they don’t hold up over their intended useful life and you will waste money on replacement costs. You will also waste money buying items you already have but were unable to locate.
Nutritional Impact: If your kitchen counters are covered with appliances, dishes, your child’s homework, and an abandoned craft project you may not feel inspired to tackle a home cooked meal. A cluttered refrigerator, cabinets, and pantry makes it hard to take inventory for effective meal planning and grocery shopping. The end result is likely fast food and guilt.
Creative Impact: Bright open spaces and clear work surfaces are meant to inspire. If you feel the weight of your piles closing in on you it may be hard to start a new project. Before you know it you have missed the opportunity to make a photo album of your latest family vacation, or plan a surprise party for your dear friend.
Familial Impact: You may feel like you are letting those around you down. Tensions can rise when you are hit with a barrage of questions or accusations from family members unable to locate an item especially if it is found dirty or damaged at the bottom of a pile.
Performance Impact: A cluttered space can make your mind feel cluttered as well. It may be hard to focus on the task at hand as well as keeping track of important dates and deadlines. Performance at work or school could suffer without a strong organizational plan.
As the New Year approaches make your resolution to get organized and remember SOLD Home Organizers are happy to help you make it happen with no judgment, just encouragement.