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Top 3 Benefits of Creating an Organized Home

Published on Thu, May 19, 2011 by Monika Kristofferson, Professional Organizer

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There are so many benefits when you organize your home, today I will share the top three  in my book!

Relieves Stress:  When your home is disorganized it can make you feel like you can't think straight, it causes stress and lots of it!  Just walking into a room or past a disorganized part of your home can make you feel guilty that you haven't tackled that project yet. 

When you organize your home, you will feel your stress levels decrease, you will feel lighter and you will feel calmer in your surroundings.

Saves You Money:  When you have an organized home, it can save you money in more than one way.  As you declutter and part with excess belongings, you may find you are ready to sell them on craigslist, eBay, a consignment shop or even have a good old fashioned yard sale and actually make some money!

When you give your belongings a home and place 'like' items together, you will clearly see how many of each item you have on hand.  If you discover you have 3 bottles of shampoo, you will know that you can hold off on purchasing shampoo for quite a while.  This will eliminate purchasing duplicate items.  See what you have and use it before you stock up on more!

Highlights Your Treasures:  When you have reached a point in your home where you are overwhelmed by clutter, nothing stands out as important anymore, nothing stands out to reflect your tastes and interests.  It looks more like piles or jumbles of 'stuff' and it makes it difficult to see and find what you need and love. 

When you make decisions to part with items that you no longer love, use or enjoy, you will find your space opens up.  It's ok to pass on belongings so someone else can find them as treasures while displaying the items in your home that you truly love and enjoy.

May you reap the many benefits of creating an organized home!

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