Remodeling and Home Design

The Tao of Organization

Do you feel overwhelmed or stuck in a rut? Has your bucket list been calling your name, but you can’t find the directions to the sky dive air strip? Did you actually lose your bucket list somewhere in a house full of clutter?

When we’re overwhelmed and chaos reigns, we’re often neglecting an important building block to harmony — being organized. As published in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers from Princeton University Neuroscience Institute found that clutter keeps you from being able to focus and limits your ability to process information.

Chaos is distracting and competes for your attention, breeding disharmony when your sights should be on more important things. So, take control of the chaos and simplify. Make your trek to “organization nirvana” a path to a peaceful and abundant life and put your focus on the important things in life — like jumping out of airplanes.

An organized life promotes well-being.

Minimizing stressors, which include clutter and disorganization, has a positive impact on daily life as well as quality sleep. Sleep, of course, is a necessity for happiness and well-being. It’s no big secret that stress can lead to health problems — simplifying can help, and it is an easy fix. Frustration-proofing your space pays in peace.

Organization increases efficiency.

When you know exactly where things are, you’ll have more time for the important things in life, like spending it with family and friends, as well as nurturing your passions.

Simplified living saves you money.

Do you own things, or do they own you? A commitment to less clutter can keep you from making unneeded purchases. Has disorder caused you to misplace bills and pay late fees? Strive to create a safe place for your financial nuts and bolts. When your bottom line is affected, it’s time for a change.

Next month we’ll go room by room (Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom, Home Office, and Garage) with tips to live a more simplified, happy life.

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