Most of us struggle with getting organized. Why? Because jobs, kids, pets, school functions, hobbies, a social life, in-laws, and you-name-it have us feeling busy, overworked, and tired pretty much all the time. Even if you want to get organized, it hardly feels like there's enough time left in the day to do it! Can you relate?
When you find yourself in this mindset, it's important to remember why you want to get organized in the first place. Our favorite reasons to get organized are to save time, money, and your sanity.
Let's break it down for you.
1. Being organized saves you time. When you have your belongings organized, you won’t spend time looking for things in piles of stuff.
"Where did I put my wallet? Where are the keys? Are they in my purse? Wait... where is my purse? I thought I left it in the entryway. Or was it the kitchen? Maybe the bedroom?? Ahh, I was supposed to leave 10 minutes ago!"
Sound familiar? Organizing your house might take some time and effort now, but it will save you sooo much time in the future AND make your life easier. Once everything in your home has a home, you know exactly where everything goes, where to get it, and you won’t waste any more time searching.
2. Being organized saves you money. Have you ever looked for something you know you have for hours, days, or weeks just to get frustrated, buy a replacement, and then find your original item a few days later? Now you have duplicates of the same item (AKA more clutter) and you just wasted money buying something you already own. Imagine how much money you've wasted by doing this exact thing for years...not to mention any unpaid bills or parking tickets that get lost in stacks of paper resulting in late fees.
This scenario has happened to every single one of our clients. In our time so far as Professional Organizers, we have found hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars worth of lost or forgotten loose change, gift cards and valuable items during our organizing sessions.
3. Being organized saves your sanity. Imagine waking up, getting ready for work, a fun day out with your kids, a hike with your dog, a PTA meeting, a bike ride, brunch with the girls, dinner with your in-laws - whatever it is that day - and doing it with ease. You aren't stressed out or running 10 minutes late anymore because you know where everything is and you have a peaceful yet productive routine! How much happier do you think you'd be? Can you even imagine being able to do simple tasks around your home without having a million questions running around your mind?
The good news is, it doesn't take much to get organized and start saving your time, money, and sanity. You can tackle your whole house by doing a little bit of organizing each day with the #TopShelf2SongChallenge to make an impact on your space and your life.
If you have the desire to get organized but still don't feel like you have the time or energy, we are here for you! You are not alone.
A note from us...
When we started Top Shelf Organizers, we had no idea that blogging would become something we had an interest in doing.... but here we are! Thank you for taking the time to visit our Blog. Your support means so much to us!