You Need Your Own Reasons for Organizing Your Home

First off, you need to know organizing your home is different for you than it is for someone else. Some folks don’t have a lot of clutter and junk but need to know how to maintain organization and have a place for their stuff.

On the other hand, some homeowners have piles upon piles…a big mess, and still think it’s just a matter of needing storage.

When, in fact, storage is the last thing you need. The first step is getting rid of clutter, rather than adding more storage just to keep more stuff.

The thing is, once you start organizing your home, you’ll see how great and real the benefits are:

-It’s reducing stress by having order and discipline.

 

-It’s having more space by keeping clutter out for good.

 

-It’s simplifying the way you live at home by creating useful systems that work for you personally.

 

-It’s a way of being on time, and not feeling the strain of running against the clock.

Quite simply, when you finally start to make the simple changes of organization, it all adds up to give you more room to breath so you can enjoy your family and friends more.

Being organized isn’t a matter of being rich or poor, young or old. We were never taught organization in school and, in fact, were taught to multi-task and go in too many directions at once.

This was how they told us to live.

Personally, I have always gone against the grain and never worried about keeping things we don’t need. My wife Megan and I make sure if something is not being put to use or it’s out-of-date… it’s getting sold or thrown out.

We also utilize smart, affordable storage to keep only useful items and starting teaching our kids the value of being organized at a very young age. It makes it easier on them and on us to stay disciplined about organization.

The funny thing is I don’t think I was raised to be organized. Nobody knew much about “organization” back then, although I was always a little “neat” as a kid.

But somewhere along the way I figured out it made the most sense. I like to be on time and being organized makes that possible. I don’t like wasting time looking for things, like tools or ingredients for cooking or paperwork or bills.

Being organized makes it all a lot easier.

It’s not going to make you rich, but it will certainly save you money by avoiding duplicate purchases and late bills.

It’s not going to make you any younger, but it will certainly give you more time to do things you might think you don’t have time to do.

Being organized isn’t going to give you a bigger house, but it will clear clutter and open up some space so you’ll feel like you have a bigger house because there will be less congestion and “stuff” all over the place.

There may seem like there is a lot to getting organized and over the next few days I’m going to share with you even more tips and tricks to getting and staying organized.

 

69 thoughts on “You Need Your Own Reasons for Organizing Your Home

  • January 4, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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    Love all the tips.I am defiantly going to try them out.Need to save myself money.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 1:03 pm
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    Organization has always been one of my biggest down falls and that does help to keep so you can save money!

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  • January 4, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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    Really need to be more together in my office I will follow all of your tips

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  • January 4, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    I need to be more organized with my kids room and their clothes. It would help save money on all the clothes we buy that we dont need.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    I definitely feel like our family room is hard to organize because the kids toys are in there. Stuff seems to be everywhere in that room. Everywhere else in the house I feel pretty organized.
    We have a small basement but my husband works from home.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 3:53 pm
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    Great tips! It feels so good to declutter and get organized.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    I know I need to reorganize for the new year. Get rid of stuff and better arrange stuff too

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  • January 4, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    I need to do some serious declutter before I can organize! Great tips once I finally get there!

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  • January 4, 2019 at 4:36 pm
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    What great tips!!!! thanks so much for sharing

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  • January 4, 2019 at 4:37 pm
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    I’m trying to get better with organization this year! Definitely aiming to declutter our home!

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  • January 4, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    I have begun trying to get organized for the new year. It is a nice feeling as I finish each project!

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  • January 4, 2019 at 4:48 pm
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    We have a toddler in the house and it is so hard to stay organized and clutter free.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    I am definitly on a declutter mission with the New Year.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    I need to find things and get order for the New Year and the rest of the year. Clutter has been a problem but keeping a resolution to but things in order is working so far.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    I try not to keep things that I haven’t used in a long time either. This makes it easier to stay organized.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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    organizing and decluttering is frightening for me I am the kind who throws the important stuff in the trash and keeps the trash not on purpose I try but geez it is a nightmare

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  • January 4, 2019 at 6:18 pm
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    My plan for 2019 is to be more organized. I can use all the tips I can get!

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  • January 4, 2019 at 6:20 pm
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    One of my goals this year is to get organized. We have spent the last week cleaning out everything we don’t use or need.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 6:24 pm
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    The best reason for me is it’s reducing stress by having order and discipline. So true!

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  • January 4, 2019 at 6:52 pm
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    Right after the first of the year I love to clean and organize

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  • January 4, 2019 at 6:58 pm
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    I use to be so organized and the older I got the more lazy I became. I know I need to get organize simply for health reasons but also feel better about my space.
    @tisonlyme143

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  • January 4, 2019 at 7:17 pm
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    Thanks so much for the tips, I need all the help I can get right now! We just bought our dream place in the country but it’s actually a little smaller. My kinda resolution is to downsize quite a bit and definitely going to stick with it!

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  • January 4, 2019 at 8:42 pm
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    Wé always had piles in my house. It drove me crazy. So I told my hubby that hé could have one pile and that’s it. I tried to teach him how to file things.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    Great tips to declutter and get organized.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 11:07 pm
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    Some great ideas for organizing clutter

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  • January 4, 2019 at 11:32 pm
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    I never had issues for organizing my home as I am a minimalist who has nothing to organize.

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  • January 5, 2019 at 2:17 am
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    I’ve been looking for organization tips for my home so thank you so much! My number 1 goal this year is to get my house organized from top to bottom so I can keep it clean and tidy!

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  • January 5, 2019 at 7:38 am
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    Being a minimalist helps keep the clutter from building up – it is important to keep on top of that also so that your home space feels warm and inviting! Thanks for the tips!

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  • January 5, 2019 at 7:59 am
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    I have been known to buy duplicates of items simply because I did not know I already had it in my home. My goal is to become more organized this year!

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  • January 5, 2019 at 9:53 am
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    Great tips. I have never been able to stand clutter so being organized is very important to me.

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  • January 5, 2019 at 10:35 am
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    Getting rid of clutter really is so important! I’m working at it big there are sometimes things I’m afraid we might need in the future! I’m definitely not big on clutter though!

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  • January 5, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    great ideas and point of view. I am always struggling about what to keep and what to donate or get rid of. Organization in the home is something I am always trying to achieve on a never ending basis.

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  • January 5, 2019 at 11:11 am
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    Getting the entire family onboard with organization, neatness and living with less is always a struggle for me.

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  • January 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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    I consider myself a fairly organized person but my wife, not so much.

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  • January 5, 2019 at 12:50 pm
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    Thanks for the info, I am now motivated to get organized for this new year!

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  • January 5, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    im terrible at organization but am trying to get better this year

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  • January 5, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    Organization is key to a home running smoothly.

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  • January 5, 2019 at 5:35 pm
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    I really want to get more organized. I do make a habit of donating or throwing things out that I am not using regularly

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  • January 5, 2019 at 5:43 pm
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    I actually had a discussion with my family just this morning about how we need to get more organized and clean. Thank you for this blog post. I saved it and need it.

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  • January 5, 2019 at 6:51 pm
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    I really would love to organize!

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  • January 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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    It’s been easier to get organized since we became empty nesters. I was taught all my life that there is a place for everything and everything in its place.

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  • January 5, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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    I need to organize my house

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  • January 5, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    I organized the closet and will be tackling the basement next. The rest of the house is fine as we did it last year and stayed on it.

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  • January 5, 2019 at 11:03 pm
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    I need more storage in just about every room. I seem to collect too much and now no where to put it all.

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  • January 5, 2019 at 11:50 pm
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    Definitely reduces some stress! I love a clean, organized home!

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  • January 6, 2019 at 1:13 am
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    I always have trouble staying organized. My biggest problem is that I keep accumulating new stuff.

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  • January 6, 2019 at 1:18 am
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    I’m going to start decluttering when my son goes back to school.

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  • January 6, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    Perfect timing, I’m feeling the need for less, so I’m looking at everything I buy much more carefully. But when getting rid of things I already have, the trick for me is getting started…and your article helped with motivation. I can’t even thing of organizing though until all the excess stuff is gone and then I’ll come back and read your follow up articles.

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  • January 6, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    I usually clean and organize at the end of every week, never really had a problem with it yet.

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  • January 6, 2019 at 9:10 am
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    I have been doing some of this in the last few weeks. Boy, stuff piles up over the years. So much that is no longer used. But, I decluttered my living room and gave it a new coat of paint. It’s nice to let the energy flow anew.

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  • January 6, 2019 at 11:34 am
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    I really have a problem with clutter and it’s driving me crazy. We live in a small house and have way too much stuff. I’m slowly starting to finally getting rid of things we don’t need. Hopefully by Spring I will finally be done getting rid of things.

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  • January 6, 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    My home really does need some reorganizing. I have no more kids living at home and I have to learn how to pack away all of there stuff.

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  • January 6, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    I need to do some serious declutter before I can organize! Great tips once I finally get there!

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  • January 6, 2019 at 9:25 pm
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    As a mom of 3 kids ages 3,6,8 it’s hard because I want to be organized but hoard everything too, it’s HARD

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  • January 7, 2019 at 11:36 am
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    I know that I would feel so much better if I could get my house organized. My problem is that after just 15 minutes I feel so defeated at the hugeness of the problem.

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  • January 7, 2019 at 4:54 pm
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    I’ve been trying to get rid of some of the extra stuff we have that we don’t use. I don’t know how we’ve collected so much stuff!

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  • January 7, 2019 at 7:37 pm
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    I definitely find that I feel less stressed and more relaxed when my home is neat and organized.

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  • January 8, 2019 at 12:36 pm
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    I am short on storage, which really helps if you want to stay organized.

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  • January 9, 2019 at 6:10 am
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    Organization has always been my battle. Clutter is such a problem for me because I move often. Each time I move, I say I’m not going to accumulate anymore… but I always do 🙁

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  • January 10, 2019 at 10:32 am
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    I usually have great ideas for organizing my home but when I start implementing them, it does’t seem to fall into place! I “organized” my closet a couple of months ago and when I went to search for an old photo album, I realized I labeled three boxes incorrectly 😛

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  • January 10, 2019 at 1:02 pm
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    Great post!

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  • January 19, 2019 at 8:26 am
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    I have been organizing a lot of items lately.

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  • January 26, 2019 at 3:22 pm
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    Great tips! While I’m not an organizational fanatic, I do find that a semblance of organization and decluttering does reduce stress

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  • February 8, 2019 at 10:01 pm
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    Great tips, organizing helps me feel better!!

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  • February 11, 2019 at 6:32 pm
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    Thanks so much for all this great info. It really will help out a lot.

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