Have you ever had any of the following thoughts?...
→ Getting organised will just take too much time
→ I'll better organise my home and my life one day, but it’s not that important right now
→ Organising is not something I really need to learn more about
→ I haven't got the energy or motivation to start getting organised - there are too many other things I need to do
→I feel guilty/resentful about spending so much time away from my kids or work just to organise
Well my friend, today I’m you I’m here to tell you exactly why you need to get organised. Why it’s so important. How it’s going to save you. One of the best ways to motivate you to want to become more organised is to look at the many benefits it can provide. What it actually gives you and how it can improve your life and save your sanity. If you think you don’t really need to get more organised in your life, I’m here today to give you 11 reasons why you absolutely do!
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Why you need to get organised...
1 | It will give you more time to spend doing the things you enjoy
Want to spend more time with your children, your family, your friends? Want to be able to enjoy your weekends and time off? Want to feel comfortable to invite people over without worrying about the state of your house?
Getting organised will allow you to do all of those things. People often say that organising takes so much time. But the reality is that it actually gives you more time to be doing the things you enjoy and spend quality time with your loved ones. It’s all about managing your ‘productive time’ to provide a better balance to your life.
2 | You’ll be able to better manage your time
There’s no doubt that running a household and managing a family is hard work, so it's easy to become resentful of the fact that you seem to have such little time for yourself. But being organised will allow you to better manage your time.
Instead of trying to do a million things at once - getting things ready, organising your kids, preparing for the day, doing household chores, and constantly rushing rushing rushing, being organised allows you to approach your day more calmly.
Having a plan for each day, knowing what’s coming up and being prepared for it, will allow you to manage your time and approach things in a more productive way. It will also provide you with more time for yourself - and that is definitely a benefit in my books!
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3 | You’ll have systems for your home and family that actually work!
Being organised is all about having systems in place for how your house runs, how your family operates, and how you spend your time.
When I talk about organising 'systems', I'm referring to a set of procedures you go through when doing something - an organised method for getting things done. A system can be anything that helps to minimize the time you spend on a task or make that time more effective.
In relation to organising, these systems might include managing paperwork, having a zone for everyday belongings, creating and following daily/weekly/monthly schedules, meal planning, a set routine for getting out the door quickly in the morning, effective storage systems for clothes and toys….
Basically being organised will provide you with a more effective and efficient household that is much easier for you to manage!
4 | You’ll be more productive and focused
Being organised will allow you to be more productive with whatever you want to put your focus into - whether it’s family, work, personal relationships or a passion project.
Being organised not only helps you get through your to-do list and accomplish tasks, it also provides more personal time to work on you. You’ll be able to set goals and actually accomplish them because you’ll have the skills to be able to manage your time whilst still maintaining your household. Your life can be more fulfilling, rather than just full!
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5 | You’ll save money
Being organised can save you money in so many areas. Here are just a few examples:
- Meal planning and an organised approach to food shopping means you’re only stocking up on things that have run out, rather than grabbing unnecessary items
- Having an organised pantry, fridge and freezer means food is less likely to expire before it’s been used
- Clutter-free drawers and cupboards allow you to find what you're looking for rather than buying things you already own but just couldn't find!
- Being prepared for birthdays and celebrations allows you to plan for present-spending rather than rushing out last minute to the shops
- Having an organised approach to your daily finances and budgeting encourages you to pay off debts faster and save larger amounts of money
Getting organised really is a financial must!
6 | You’ll reduce the everyday clutter in your home
Having an organised home means there will be less chance for everyday clutter to build up in your home. Like those piles of paperwork on the kitchen table and bench, toys scattered throughout every room, clothing items that no longer fit or look good, expired bottles and jars in the bathroom vanity, cleaning products you no longer use or need…
There are so many opportunities for clutter to build up in your home. But having an organised and systematic approach for dealing with these areas means it’s less likely to.
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7 | You'll eliminate unnecessary stress from your life
Although you can never be fully prepared for every situation life throws at you, you can definitely be prepared for potential 'emergencies' through organisation.
This could mean something as simple as having a ready supply of items in your handbag for when you're out and about with the kids i.e. snacks, band-aids, wipes, spare plastic bags.. y'know, the essentials! Or it might involve preparing in advance for particularly busy weeknights with easy-to-prepare meals. It can also mean knowing exactly where important paperwork information is stored and being able to easily access it if and when the situation arises.
Life can be stressful enough, and being that little bit more organised in your day-to-day routine can eliminate those unnecessary worries.
8 | Your home will have a calmer feel
What does an organised feel and look like? It has a feeling of openness as opposed to feeling cluttered. A calm atmosphere vs a chaotic one. A home with more usable space vs a major lack of storage. A relaxed and easy flow vs having to step over piles of 'stuff'. An organised home will make you feel calm and in control, rather than stressed and frazzled.
9 | You'll feel proud of your home
If your home looks and feels calm, relaxed, open and spacious, you're actually going to feel proud of the space, and more than happy to have friends and family over for a visit or celebration. And rather than feeling like you need to spend a day getting the house back in order, a clutter-free and organised home is also one that's a whole lot easier to keep clean as there's less 'stuff' to deal with. No-brainer!
10 | You’ll form better relationships with your loved ones
One of the best reasons for getting organised is the opportunity to build better relationships with your loved ones - your partner, children, family and friends. You might be wondering how on earth being organised helps in this department?
Well, when you’re stressed, worried and overwhelmed at constantly having to juggle tasks and manage your home and your time, this can have a truly negative impact on how you interact with others. You also may feel embarrassed about the state of your home, and are therefore less likely to have people over, which impacts negatively on your relationships with friends and family.
When you’re truly feeling in control and have a more calm and balanced approach, you'll be able to deal with things more effectively, and feel happier in general!
11 | You'll achieve more balance in your life
Having a calm and clear approach to how you spend your time and really live your life all comes down to balance. And finding that work-home-family balance can be hard to do when life feels chaotic and disorganised.