The counters are cluttered, your closet’s jumbled, and your drawers are stuffed. Ever thought about how your organization – or lack thereof – might be putting you on edge?
If you feel like you’re drowning, it might be that your lack of organization is adding to your distress. Here’s why:
Think back to a time when you were scrambling at the last minute to find something. Maybe you were late to a meeting and couldn’t find your keys, or maybe it was that time you misplaced important paperwork. Those moments put stress on your body and mind, raising anxiety levels and putting you in a panic.
You probably notice how you’re feeling in those moments when you’re frantically looking for something, but disorganization can take a real toll on you even when you don’t realize it. It’s a weight you carry mentally all the time, a constant stressor in the background of your mind, affecting work, sleep, and relationships.
Studies have found that being organized leads to better sleep, a healthier diet, and increased productivity. Organizing your life can also make you feel empowered and more confident!
There’s no question that the reasons for getting organized are compelling, but making a change is often easier said than done. Start with a plan. Tackle small portions at a time – maybe start with a junk drawer – and celebrate milestones along the way. Keep bite-sized expectations, so you don’t get overwhelmed, and before you know it, you’ll feel the weight of all that clutter slipping off your shoulders.
When sorting through your things, ask yourself whether an item is adding to your life. If it’s causing more distress than happiness, it’s time for it to go. Make a pile for items you’d like to donate to Goodwill, and when you’re ready, find your nearest Donation Center and drop them off.
Along with clothing and household goods, did you know you can even donate a car in Cincinnati to Goodwill? We gladly take vehicles in any condition, and even offer a tow free of charge if needed. If you need to get an old car out of your garage or driveway, contact us today.
There’s never been a better time to take back the power from all the “things” in your life, and Ohio Valley Goodwill is here to help! When you’re organized, you’re in control, and that will be reflected in your work, your relationships, and in your health. Here’s to a better, less cluttered, YOU!