Are you somebody who really loves decluttering and organizing? It is such a great feeling to clear out a space and contain items that you use often. Or are you on the other side of the spectrum and wonder how other people can enjoy it so much?
Either way, this post will provide you with 7 reasons why decluttering and organizing can make you feel good and why you should get started on your projects today.
1. Reduced stress and increased mental clarity
The benefits of decluttering and organizing extend beyond your physical space. It can also have a positive effect on your mental health.
In general, decluttering and organizing should cause a reduction in stress because you are clearing away the mental burden and creating space to breathe. This can lead to less anxiety and more peace of mind.
However, if you are finding it difficult to get rid of items, you are likely dealing with sentimental items or items that cost you a lot of money out of fear.
This means you are not allowing yourself to look through anything else because of the fear of donating something that is important to you or that you may want again.
Put those items aside for now so that you can start focusing on getting rid of everything else that you truly don’t need and are just taking up valuable space in your home.
When decluttering, it’s important to focus on the positive feelings you’ll get from decluttering. Only keep items that make you happy, that you use often, or have sentimental value (and you actually use).
Having less clutter allows you to really focus on one item and be intentional with what to do with that item.
Having too many items in the home can weigh us down, and make our home seem too overwhelming to deal with. Your home should be your peaceful, joyful place. So make it that. Don’t allow items to take away that peace.
Decluttering can also be very therapeutic. If you are going through a hard time in your life, getting rid of items in your home can feel like you’re releasing some of the weight off of your shoulders. Particularly if the items are holding onto negative memories.
Organizing everything and creating spaces for what you use, will make it easier to find what you need when you need it. This will reduce your stress level on a daily basis, as you won’t be searching through piles of items or trying to remember where you put something.
Declutter your home, declutter your mind!
2. Improved productivity and creativity
Having a clear space sparks creativity because you aren’t being weighed down by everything in your home.
If you aren’t constantly worrying about where everything is in your home, or if the house is company-ready, you are more likely to focus your energy on other things.
This may be working on your craft projects that have been collecting dust, or painting walls in the home, or maybe even starting a renovation that you have been putting off.
Your productivity will go through the roof because you will spend more time preparing for the day or week ahead instead of running around trying to find something before leaving for an appointment or work.
This can even spill over into meal planning. If you are organized you will make sure that any dishes you need to cook your meals that day are clean and accessible. You will likely plan out the meals before the week starts to ensure you have all of the groceries you need as well.
You won’t just resort to the same three boring meals you make last minute. You will have time to come up with creative meals that your family will love.
3. Your home will feel more spacious and inviting
The decluttering process can feel a little overwhelming at first. However, if you take it one room at a time, the benefits to you and your home are immeasurable.
Decluttering allows you to create spaces for only the things that matter most to you. You will no longer have items competing for storage space.
Having less clutter makes it easier to move around your home, makes cleaning much quicker and likely to be done more often, which all makes the home more inviting overall.
While decluttering is necessary to get rid of items taking up space in your home that you no longer need, organizing is also important.
Coming up with an organizing solution for the remaining items, will allow you to contain the items, and store them where they are used the most.
Organizing makes you feel better because you will know where everything is and your home will look more beautiful.
Storage solutions are often pretty bins, shelves, or other attractive storage options. So it adds to the overall design and feel of the home.
4. You will have more time for the things you enjoy
Having your home in order gives the freedom to refocus on what’s truly important. This will look different for everyone but could include spending more time with your family and friends, reading a book, going on vacation, or other hobbies.
You will save time because:
- You won’t be running around the house looking for what you need before leaving the house
- You won’t be making several trips to the store to buy items that you already have somewhere in the house
- The time you used to spend picking up items that you don’t even really need will now be put towards whatever brings you joy
Being more organized can often include having a more put-together schedule so that you are not overbooking yourself. You’re more likely to actually plan out your day so that you can fully enjoy the moments and not be thinking about what you need to do next.
5. Better sense of self-worth and pride
It can feel overwhelming trying to make your home beautiful, organized, and inviting. Especially when comparing to the Pinterest perfect homes.
However, you can only work with what you have. So whether that space is big or small, it can be beautiful, tidy, and organized.
Not only will your home look great, but you will know that YOU put in all of that effort to get rid of items and only keep what you use, love, and need.
And YOU are the person who came up with the best organizing solutions for your home. One that will work for you and your family long-term.
That in itself should make you feel amazing!
Getting your home to a place where there is no more clutter and it is organized is so powerful because it proves that you can accomplish whatever you put your mind to.
You are more likely to have company over often because you know that your home is an inviting and beautiful space. You will be proud to show off your home to your friends and family.
6. Easier to clean up
Decluttering and organizing feels so good because you can see the progress. It’s not a one-time thing.
Once you have gone through everything and donated, sold, or thrown away what you don’t need, you will be left with a lot less stuff to clean up.
The less stuff you have, the less time (and work) it takes to clean your house.
It will be much easier to just put a few things away, wipe down the surfaces, and vacuum the carpet without a lot of time figuring out where everything goes.
Seeing everything already organized perfectly will make you want to put everything away in the spaces that you have created for them.
You know how much time it took to declutter and organize in the first place, so why have to go through that full process again?
Just make sure that your family also knows where everything should go.
7. You will save and make money
It’s hard to imagine how decluttering items from your home and organizing could help you save money. But think about how often you repurchased something you already had because you couldn’t find it.
You will save money by not buying duplicates anymore, you are more likely to use up food and medication before it expires for less waste, and you will take more time to think about if you really need that item before purchasing it.
When you create more space in your home, it’s easier to envision what could go into your home. So if you want new furniture, you will be more deliberate about what will fit and look nice in the space you want it to go. Or if you want new decor, you will only buy it if you know you have a space for it.
Not only will you save money, you could even make money by selling the items that you are decluttering at a garage sale or online sales platform to make some extra money.
Just make sure that what you are selling is in close to perfect condition and price the items appropriately.
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So can decluttering and organizing your house really make you happier? Absolutely!
I hope that these 7 reasons will help you see that you can improve your life by just making your home more manageable.
Decluttering and organizing your home should feel great and leave you feeling more free. Keep working through your home for continued stress relief and creating more time for the things you truly want in life.