New Year’s Resolution Idea: Home Organization

Denise Caron-Quinn

As a new year approaches, many of us take the time to make resolutions to change our life for the better during the new year. One resolution that could help you feel better about yourself and your home and also help you take charge of your time and finances is home organization. Here’s how.

Feeling Better About Your Home

An organized home is a clean and tidy home. If given the choice, many would not choose to live in a messy, dirty environment. But a home that is not organized is an invitation for clutter and dirt. When you organize your home, there is no dirt or mess hiding in corners or cupboards. You can also find things more easily in your home. When you organize your bedroom closet, you know where your work clothes are and where your casual clothes are.

Feeling Better About Yourself

Home organization can help you feel like you are more in control of your life. Instead of coming home to a chaotic mess, you can come home to a place where you know where things are. If you are not rushing around once you get home to try to figure out what to make for dinner, you can just bring out the ingredients for the meal you planned over the weekend and make it. When you know where your clean work clothes are, you will not worry about being late to work or scramble around your house in the morning trying to figure out what you have clean that you can wear. Getting organized can help you reduce stresses like this in your life.

Taking Charge of Your Time

Time is the one thing none of us gets more of in life. When your home is organized, you can use this precious commodity more productively. No more wasting time trying to find your keys in the morning because they are hanging neatly on the key rack near the garage door. No more wasting time trying to find a document in your home office because they are all organized in a filing cabinet. You can use this extra time that you have to do the things that you want to do.

Taking Charge of Your Finances

Home organization can help you with your finances in a few different ways. When you get organized, you do not need to spend money on duplicates of items that you already have. I know that when I was not organized, I ended up buying more of the same thing because I simply did not realize that I already had it. When you get your home office organized, you create a system for your bills. This way they do not get lost when they come in and you make sure that each one gets paid on time and in full.