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Published On: Mon, Apr 30th, 2018

4 Signs It’s Time To Organize Your House

As life starts to pile more and more on our plates, it can become challenging to keep up with all of our to-do’s outside of the home, let alone get home and make sure that everything in order.  Often at the end of a long day running around trying to get things done, we just want to come home and put our feet up.

While letting things slide at home for a certain period of time isn’t detrimental, failing to organize or clean your house for long periods of time can actually start to have an overall impact on your life. People who excel at managing projects in their professional life yet let things slide in their personal life will find that this imbalance eventually becomes overwhelming.

Photo from TLC’s Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder: Britain

If you haven’t made an assessment of the organization level of your house in a while, here are some of the signs that it’s probably time to get started.

You Can Never Find Anything

When things start to become difficult to find, whether it’s the scotch tape or a clean towel, you should start to seriously consider that your house is in disarray.

Although it may seem like a huge task to clear away the clutter, the satisfaction and ease of access which organizing your belongings provides is a huge relief.

Your Friends Don’t Want To Come Over

If you start to catch onto the fact that your friends seem to be avoiding coming over to your house and casually suggest their house or a restaurant instead when you invite them over, you might want to start considering how close your house is starting to look like an episode of hoarders.

While clutter may have become something that you’re used to at this point, it’s not something that is the norm for many other people.  A space which is full of junk and has no order can often make people feel closed in uncomfortable. Whereas a clean and open space is inviting and pleasant.

You Keep Accidentally Buying The Same Thing Twice

If you go to the grocery store and find that half of the things you bought you already have 2 jars or bags of, it’s a pretty big indication that you’re out of touch with your home’s organization level.

Not only are you creating waste, but you’re throwing your money away which could be put towards more useful things.

You Feel Stressed At Home

If you start to feel like you can’t relax in your own home because it’s starting to feel more like a garage than your sanctuary, then it’s time that you start a huge home makeover.

If you aren’t up to the task of clearing out the clutter yourself, then you may want to start looking into professional services.

Author: Anna Johansson

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