Being in a state of disorganization can feel overwhelming. Which came first, overwhelm or disorganization? It’s sometimes hard to tell. Nonetheless, being disorganized contributes to chaos in and out of the home. Streamlining not only clears the clutter from your home, it helps streamline other areas of life. People who feel tired and overwhelmed in life generally have low energy. The lack of energy makes it hard to do chores and tasks. Before long, there’s no food to make a complete meal, no one can find a clean pair of socks, and the bills are overdue.
Disorganization can lead to:
Reduced property values
Generally, being disorganized bleeds from one area of life into another. As one area becomes affected, it spreads into another until a sense of overwhelm, hopelessness, and helplessness sets in. Before long there are messes everywhere - literal and figurative.
Messiness and mild-to-moderate disorganization isn’t a prediction of doom. Some people are less organized than others. There’s nothing wrong with being messy or having a lifestyle that someone else might consider cluttered. Failure to make the bed doesn’t label a person unorganized. If the lack of organization is causing disharmony in your family or you are avoiding important tasks at home because you can’t seem to get “it” together, streamlining might be a solution.
Sorting out the clutter can streamline life and make it easier day-to-day. It may require effort in the beginning, but the results are worth it. Once you have the resources in place to maximize your home and your mind, you can expect to feel things getting easier. You’ll discover more spare time and have less anxiety about chores and the expectations of your family.
Here are some key ways to declutter and streamline your life:
Have a capsule wardrobe
Create spreadsheets of important dates and occasions
Get outside assistance
Organize your pantry for easier meal prep and save money
Create chores for your family
Create routines for daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance
Clearing the clutter can streamline your day-to-day living and make it possible for you to do more with ease. Having systems in place and using your energy wisely creates harmony in your home and beyond. The satisfaction and pride that comes from running an efficient home that is free from clutter and chaos is worth the efforts it takes to get there.