We all want an organized and tidy home. Something about having everything in its place that makes us happy but it never lasts long if you ever even reach that goal. Life has a funny way of making your best efforts at organization fail But When You know WHY your home is not organized you can make changes that help along the way.
10 Reasons Your Home is NOT Organized
#1 You feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. It’s easy to look around our homes and feel like failure is the only option. When you feel overwhelmed by clutter – or worse, a complete disaster – you may find yourself not making any decisions because you don’t know where to start.
#2 You have good intentions but rarely take action. This is a common issue for many of us. You look around and make plans to organize. You download that app for the best chance at organizing but it sits untouched. It’s important to follow through on your plans – be a doer not just a dreamer!
#3 You have TOO much stuff. For most of us, clutter and disorganization is a symptom of on overstuffed life. It may be time to purge the clutter and make room for those things you really love. Taking time to clean out that clutter will change your home’s organization for the better.
#4 You don’t have enough basic storage. Lack of cupboard and closet space is a huge issue for those trying to get and keep organized. Large storage options are worth the investment if you plan on truly using them. But often the best solution is to simply get rid of all the excess stuff around your home. Living with less makes cleaning so much easier!
#5 You are a perfectionist. Many that struggle with perfectionism struggle with organization. When a System fails to be perfect we often choose just not do it at all and our homes tend to pay the price.
#6 You just don’t have the drive to get things done. Often we would like to be organized but the task is such a challenge and we don’t know where to start so we have a tendency to not start at all and feel no driving push to get it done.
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#7 You are intelligent or gifted. Scientific studies have proven that intellectually gifted and talented individuals struggle with organization. Your brain just does not work as efficiently when focusing on tasks to be tidy. I’d like to say this is my excuse…. but probably not quite!
#8 You are emotionally attached to items you may no longer use but you want to keep them forever. When we make emotional connections to objects letting them go is difficult and they begin to pile up.
related: What to Do With Sentimental Things
#9 Your home has too many people in and out. I have a large family and people drop in at our house on a regular basis. Life is hectic and crazy and I can’t always keep up! With children, pets, family, and friends running through your home you may notice your home stays less organized with more and more people in and out of your home.
#10 You just don’t have the energy to push forward on your organizational goals. We all get tired and organization is the last thing on our minds. Pick a day you do not have a lot of stress and make a plan to get one area organized.
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