According to a New York Times article in 2001, IKEA did a survey of customers in which 31% reported they were more satisfied after clearing out their closets than they were after sex.
If that doesn’t motivate your spouse to help you get organized around the house, I’m not sure what will! However, if you OR your significant other is STILL not on board with your new found love for all things organized, here are a few other wonderful benefits for getting your life organized.
- Save Your Sanity
Who wants to stress about stuff? Ew. Studies show that 10% of the things we worry about in life are petty and unimportant such as we worry about what’s for dinner, we worry about being late, we worry about what to wear.
- Save Time
They say the average person wastes about 55 minutes per day searching for things…keys, files, tools, clothes, etc. That’s a lot of time over the course of a year! One of the key components to being organized is having “a place for everything and everything in its place.” By knowing exactly where things go you won’t waste time searching for items.
- Save Money
After decluttering and organizing your home, you’re much more likely to bring into your home only items you will truly use, actually need, and genuinely love—and this saves money, not just once, but on an ongoing basis.
It’s pretty simple: less stuff = less money you’ll have to spend…especially on off-site storage rentals! Also, knowing what you have and where things are located you’ll save money because you’re not rushing out to the store to buy duplicate items of things you have but weren’t able to find. You’ll also save money on going out to eat if your kitchen is organized and you’ve planned your meals in advance. And how about this? You’ll save money on late fees and intrest rates if you have a good system of tracking and managing your bills.
- More Productive
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. -Benjamin Franklin
You can begin to prioritize your life tasks. What is most important to you today? What can wait until tomorrow? You’ll learn what areas in your life are “energy vampires” and which tasks to delegate. Leaving you with more time to enjoy life.
- Have a social life on YOUR terms
Are you still waiting for the day when you can have friends and family at YOUR dinner table? Can you even see your dinner table? Getting your home organized is about creating a welcoming, warm and safe environment that you and your loved ones can enjoy. Never worry about a “surprise visitor” attack again!
Don’t wait another day, call to schedule your free in-home consultation now!