Life is stressful. We are all constantly juggling many tasks. Children, aging parents, work, financial commitments, exercise and healthy eating, to name a few. Trying to manage it all effectively and keep your living spaces organized can be daunting. After a long busy day the last thing most people want to do is come home and clean and organize their home. Usually we want to put up our feet and just relax. However, letting things slide for a long time is not great. Clutter can pile up quickly. Once it gets out of control it takes longer to fix, and time is something none of us have to spare.
Here are some signs that you may need to start de-cluttering:
Coming home makes you anxious. When you enter your home you should feel calm and stress-free. If it feels more like a junk yard and less like a peaceful relaxing environment it is time to take charge.
You still have boxes from a previous move that have not been unpacked. You meant to unpack them 5 years ago but never had the time. Now you may be moving again and wish you could remember what was in them. Keepsakes? Photo’s? A box of half-full cereal or canned food? (gross).
You can never find what you are looking for. Whether it be a battery, clean underwear, headphones, chargers, car keys, you should be able to find things with ease. When one can’t find something they tend to buy it over and over again. At House to Home Organizing we go into living spaces which often have a multitude of items like batteries, tape, wrapping paper, and pens. Over buying is usually due to people not being able to find what they already own.
Friends prefer you to come to their house or meet at a restaurant. Spaces that are filled with clutter are uncomfortable to relax in. You may have gotten used to the clutter, but other people are uncomfortable. Having a clean and organized living and entertaining area will help your friends and family relax and have fun.
Need help? Contact a professional organizer. Professional organizers are trained to help people de-clutter without stress. Organizing properly takes time. A professional organizer can help you organize quickly and efficiently, so you will have more time to spend with the people in your life that you love. Additionally, you will be able to find what you are looking for and relax with friends in your clutter free space.