When it comes to efficiently and effectively completing your daily tasks at home or office, there’s almost nothing as disruptive as being surrounded by a messy, cluttered and disorganized home or workspace.
De-cluttering your home or work environment isn’t just conducive to improving your concentration and work ethics, it’s also essential to your mental and physical health.
By organizing your home you can keep your things in order and always find them, instead of looking for them.
And we are sure that we all have been there. That situation when we can't find our phones or keys, we are in rush and that is the moment when we get even more frustrated. But there is a way how to keep things in one spot where we can always find them. The only thing you have to do is to decide where that spot is in your home and make sure that everyone in your family knows that too.
Home sweet home
Several studies have shown that people experience plenty of stress from jobs, finances and other areas of lives. When we come home, we want to feel like we’re entering a refuge, safe from the demands of life. Now, when most of us work from home, we can definitely see more things which we accumulated over the years and very likely, we are not even using them. Some of them we keep because we think that we WILL use them, but do we really? When was the last time you have used that one item you know it's there but you actually never did? For instance, clothes you never wear and they are just taking that extra space in your closet or when was the last time you actually checked your pantry cabinet and found long expired food supplies?
When it comes to de-cluttering and organizing you should ask yourself: Do I need that thing? We have started implementing this amazing technique of Marie Kondo, which is simple but very effective way of keeping your home tidy and organized. The most important thing we should ask ourselves when deciding whether to keep something or get rid of is: "Does it spark joy?"
In other words, does your home provide a safe harbor from stress, or is all the unnecessary clutter and disorganized surrounding causing you additional stress that you might not be aware of?
If you have a cluttered, poorly decorated or somewhat disorganized living space, home relaxation can be virtually impossible!
You may often not even recognize it, but the extra stress could be also from your own home space, yes it really can be that detrimental...
Everywhere you look, you see unorganized mess. Fortunately, this article has some information that can really help. With a little work and effort your home could be stress free and organized too. By reorganizing and de-cluttering your home, you will most likely have more space in your rooms and that automatically makes your rooms look more airy, welcoming and cleaner.
Here’s why we should organize our home:
Clutter stresses You!
As we mentioned before unorganized and messy rooms can slowly put an extra stress on us.
Living in a cluttered home can create constant low-grade stress and subtly but steadily drain your energy.
Soothing surroundings are nurturing
Being in a space characterized by order, tranquility, and a physical manifestation of your tastes, on the other hand, can soothe you and help release stress. Coming home to an orderly home can help you feel like you’re entering a sanctuary away from the stresses of the outside world.
Organized Homes Save Time, Money and Other Resources
Organizing may seem to be time-consuming task but once you take that extra time you will definitely not regret it but rather think of it as an investment to your better living. Nowadays, most of us are using our homes as the work space office and spending significantly much more time indoors. That means by keeping your desk tidy and organized, putting things in order so that you can easily find them, your life will inevitably become easier and that much more pleasurable. Speaking from own experience, if I see a chaotic background while I'm working, it makes me feel like I should do something about it immediately, instead of focusing, which means I can't fully concentrate on important project in front of me and productivity loss.
A messy, disorganized home or office can cost you more than just your inner peace. If you don’t have a ‘home’ for all of your belongings, you spend more time trying to put things away when you’re cleaning up, and waste time looking for items when you need them. If you don’t have an organized system for filing your bills and other important paperwork, you may end up paying things late, which results in fees and additional tension. There are many other ways your mess may be draining your resources that you don’t even realize.
A Well-Ordered and De-cluttered Home May Bring More Good Things
A well-ordered home aligns vital energy in your life to bring good fortune in other areas of your life. Plus, you will enjoy the soothing surroundings that come with the balanced decorating style because they are aesthetically pleasing.
Tips On How To Keep Your Home Organized
Put everything away the moment you finish with it. This is one of the easiest ways to staying organized
Set the designated spot for the most important items, such as keys, your wallet, phone and of course masks
Label everything you can, that is the best solution to stay organized
Put labels on the boxes or any other bigger or smaller containers in your home, so that everyone knows what is inside. Instead of pulling the box out or going through all the stuff and making a mess which means loosing your precious time multiplied
If you want to save money on grocery, label your food in the fridge with the expiry/use by date, so that way you won't be wasting your hard earned cash due to spoiled food, which often seems invisible, because it's buried in the bottom back of your fridge
You can maybe just mark your food with the specific color coding such as RED which could mean Eat ASAP
Make your bed as soon as you wake up
Instead of piling dirty dishes in your sink, rinse the dishes right away and put them in the dishwasher or wash them immediately after you finish your food- make sure that this is everyone's responsibility too
If you don't have a dishwasher, the very least you can do to make your life easier, is to soak your dishes if you don't have time to wash them right away
Keep your planner up-to-date
Go paper less, store all documents in your PC instead of on your desk
Try once in a while to donate, give away or sell something you don't need anymore. The best technique is ONE IN- ONE OUT, every time you buy or bring something in to your house , try to get rid of something else. For example, when you buy a new pair of shoes, get rid of your least favorite pair you never wear.
Only buy things you really need. Never go shopping when you are hungry or out of boredom to kill the time.
If You have kids make sure that you delegate some of your daily tasks, such as putting the toys away. The easiest and most fun way is by printing one of the planners and hang them somewhere in your kid's room so that they can tick them off- make it to a game. This way your kids will also have their own daily routines to stick to and by doing so, you will have more time for making dinner or anything that's more important :D
Remember that drawers are your friend, use drawer organizers, or small boxes to separate small items. When you open your drawer you can easily find what you are looking for
Find creative way how to use some extra containers or any boxes instead of having them in the drawer and not using them
Devote 10-15 minutes a day to organization, never organize the whole house at once as that can be overwhelming, but rather just one room or small space at a time
Keep a notepad and write down anything important right away, otherwise you can easily forget
Keep a journal
Have your daily planner (download here) on your desk to see what needs to be done and make sure to tick off everything you have done. It's important to see how much you accomplished that day and be proud of yourself.
So, while Spring presents a great excuse to get your home in order, any time is the right time to create an organized, soothing atmosphere to come home to. Since another stay home order is in effect here in Toronto, Ontario, we think that now is the best time to reorganize and de-clutter our homes, so we have more free time doing all fun activities, including traveling when everything is back to a ¨new normal¨.
If you, just like most, are working from home and don't have enough time or energy, we are offering organizing and downsizing services, additionally to our premium home cleaning services, serving Toronto and GTA.
You can simplify your life and reduce the daily stress you experience by allowing us at 6scleanness to organize your home or office for you.
Let your home be your sanctuary!
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