People who are well-organized appear to be very…well-organized. They have a method for just about everything and a solution for every storage issue. Their lists and spreadsheets may seem excessive, but they’re actually useful tools for living a more efficient existence. Being organized might appear to be a collection of habits, but it is really more of a mindset.
When you are more organized as a mindset, your life becomes easier because it isn’t riddled with worry and stress over missed appointments, forgotten deadlines, and misplaced items.
Being organized is a mindset
Being organized starts with your thinking and reveals itself in your actions. It means living more intentionally, with an eye toward being efficient and productive.
As your mindset becomes more organized, you’ll be able to maintain a smaller home because you are utilizing every bit of space efficiently, have fewer material things that need organizing, and less stress over the day-to-day tasks of life.
Organized people tend to be happier and more relaxed because they aren’t weighed down by the burdens of disorganization. A well-organized person is always prepared for life’s unexpected events, while a less-organized one might miss out on opportunities or struggle with getting everything done.
When you are organized as a mindset, your home will always be in order and your head will always be clear. You won’t have to ask yourself the question, “Where did I put that?” because you’ll know where everything is. Life becomes much easier when you are organized as a mindset!
More relaxed and less stressed
Organizing your space will help you feel more relaxed and less stressed, but you can take it a step further if you want to. Once your space is organized, the next logical thing would be to organize your time.
When you are more organized about how you spend your time, everything else will fall into place neatly — like magic! Organizing this part of life is just as simple as organizing your space, but it will seem like you are getting more done than ever before.
Organizing your time can be broken down into three parts: planning ahead for the week or day, scheduling specific tasks, and prioritizing what needs to get done first.
Scheduling everything on a calendar is an easy way to organize your time. If you are feeling very disorganized or overwhelmed by life, this is a great place to start! It will feel like everything falls into its proper place once it has been scheduled on your calendar.
You can find things when you need them quickly
When you are organized, your home is always in order. Everything has a specific place where it belongs — from your wallet to the key ring that holds all of your keys. It takes very little time to find things when they have been put away neatly and labeled for easy identification.
Labeling items can be done with a label maker or simply by writing the contents on an adhesive-backed note pad. This allows everyone using these containers to know what goes in them and what doesn’t.
Easier to function in the day-to-day life of the home
Living in a well-organized home makes it easier to function in the day-to-day life of the home. With everything in its place, it’s easy to find and put away items. You can also locate things you need quickly without having to take out all of the kitchen cabinets just to get one thing that is stored at the back.
It has been shown that clutter can be mentally draining as your brain must process what each item is instead of focusing on the task at hand. It can also cause stress if you feel that there is too much to do.
With everything in its place, it’s easy to find and put away items. You can also locate things you need quickly without having to take out all of the kitchen cabinets just to get one thing that is stored at the back — which is especially helpful for anyone with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or other cognitive disabilities that require increased concentration and focus to complete tasks.
Your mental state will improve
Once you’re organized, you’ll have less clutter around your home, which means that your mental state will improve because you won’t be constantly overwhelmed by things that are out of place.
In fact, organized home can boost your mental health and wellbeing. A study from the University of Michigan showed that a messy or cluttered environment has a negative impact on cognitive functioning, mood, and behavior in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Living an organized life doesn’t have to be a struggle. When you simplify your day-to-day activities and the management of your space, it becomes easier than ever to keep everything in its place where it belongs so that nothing gets lost or misplaced.
You deserve more time in the day so why not start by getting yourself as organized as possible?