4 Reasons to Stop Procrastinating and Organize Your Home
If your home is in a pretty messy state, and it has been for a while, you probably realize quite clearly that something has to change, and that sooner or later you’re going to have to bite the bullet and spend a weekend or more going through a proper, heavy duty cleaning, organizing, and decluttering campaign.
It might be that your home actively needs repair and remodeling work done – such as having exterior doors replaced with less weather-beaten, more durable models.
Or, it might just be the case that you’ve got too much stuff strewn all over the place and that you could get serious about figuring out where everything should go, and then clear the floors.
In any event, it can be really easy to end up in a situation where you just procrastinate endlessly with these sort of tasks, and where days turn into weeks, and then into months, and then into years – all the while nothing has changed at all.
Here are a few reasons why it’s important to stop procrastinating and to actually organize your home sooner rather than later.
Because getting your immediate environment in order can lead to a positive cascade that improves your life: If there’s anything about your life that you’re not completely thrilled with at the present moment, but aren’t really sure how to fix, or even how to clearly identify, one of the best things you could do might be to take steps that could lead to a positive cascade of sorts, throughout the various dimensions of your life.
Generally, when you build up positive momentum in one area of life, it can carry over and have a significant positive impact more or less across the board.
If, for example, things are going badly at work, and your mood is down, and you feel at a loss in general, and your home is in a state of complete chaos, then getting your home in order can often begin a domino effect that can lead to positive change in those other areas, too.
Your immediate environment is generally something that is completely under your control, in a way that little else is. Not only this, but it’s also true that steps can generally be taken to begin getting your home in order relatively easily and relatively quickly.
Some of the other issues that may be afflicting you, however, are likely to be much more complex, and much less straightforward to begin making headway on.
This means that organizing your home may be one of the best and most practical things to do when you’re trying to start moving things in a more positive direction as a whole.
Because there will never seem to be a perfect moment, and you’ll build momentum for the task by getting started: As with pretty much everything else in life, one of the key reasons why you should take action right now to begin organizing your home, is because there is unlikely to ever be something such as a “perfect moment” to get it done – and if you tell yourself that there will be, or if you are unconsciously holding out for such a moment, odds are that you are deluding yourself.
Taking action right here and right now to begin organizing your home prevents you from falling into the trap of justifying endless reasons to yourself why right now just isn’t the “right time” to get it done.
And, as that line of reasoning progresses, you can be pretty sure that tomorrow also won’t be the “right time,” or the day after, or the day after that.
There are plenty of benefits to living in a well-organized home, and there are plenty of downsides to living in a disorganized one. So don’t rob yourself of those benefits, or guarantee that you have to put up with those downsides – just start organizing today.
Because a tidier and more organized home means a better mood, and a greater sense of well-being: Have you ever found yourself in a completely disorganized, disordered, and chaotic environment, and found that it made you feel really good, and contributed greatly to your sense of well-being?
Well, probably not. At least not in the context of something equivalent to your home environment – a place where the entire purpose is to be able to relax, unwind, and deal with everyday chores and situations in peace.
A tidy home environment is the kind of place where you can find whatever it is you’re looking for, without having to turn the place upside down to do it. It’s also a place where you feel like you’re in control, and where you can relax without having the creeping feeling that you really should tidy up, disturbing your sense of balance and calm every few minutes.
In all likelihood, you spend a good deal of your time in your home, and it will generally be a much better thing if your home environment is the kind of place that would make you feel good about your life, rather than bad about it.
So, organize your home now, and don’t make your life unnecessarily miserable.
Because the home will likely be more harmonious if it is tidier. If you live with your family, with your romantic partner, with friends or even with strangers, having a harmonious home is going to be pretty important unless you like the prospect of being involved in something like a low-level war, day in and day out.
Tensions tend to run high in a home that isn’t well organized. There can be disagreements over what belongs to whom, or where specific belongings are, and additionally, any environment that is already messy and disorganized is more likely to be treated with disdain by the people who inhabit it.
If your home is tidy and organized, there is likely to be less stress involved for everyone who inhabits it, and people will feel less like it’s an acceptable thing to do to create mess or clutter of their own.