10 Reasons to Love Organizing

November 09, 2021 3:01 PM | Jeanne Fox Alston (Administrator)

Janet Schiesl

Basic Organization

November 9, 2021

I love to organize and know the benefits I reap from the exercise. If you are not the same, focus on the benefits of those unlikeable tasks to get them done.


  1. Gain energy. Clutter isn’t just ugly, it’s exhausting. It’s just a reminder of things to do. Eliminate the tension by cleaning up the clutter.
  2. Improve safety. You’ll feel better knowing that your house is cleared of clutter that could cause a fall or other injury.
  3. Start your day happy. Above all, you’ll feel in control if you can start your day by getting dressed from a clutter-free closet and dresser.
  4. Gain more time. By knowing where things are you won’t waste time looking for items.
  5. Appreciate what you have. I often quote Peter Walsh to my clients, by saying “When everything is important, nothing is important.” Only keep items that mean a great deal to you.
  6. Do less later. When you clean your home you usually start with decluttering. By being proactive you eliminate that first step in cleaning.
  7. Enjoy more light. Cleaning the windows and lampshades can give you a new outlook on your space.
  8. Get some exercise. Decluttering and organizing is hard work. Therefore you’ll burn some calories by clearing some space.
  9. Be “company ready”. Eliminating clutter will go a long way to making your space ready for visitors.
  10. Take a tax deduction. Take your unwanted items to a charity and take a deduction on your taxes.
For more information, contact Janet Schiesl.


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