Is your chronic disorganization slowly killing you?
Do you constantly feel disorganized and overwhelmed? Is your time too often spent looking for things you need? Or trying to figure out what to eat? Do you feel rundown most days, unmotivated, or do you have an all-too-constant and overall malaise, always feeling on the verge of or shaking off a cold or a virus of some sort?
The correlation between chronic disorganization and our well-being is more apparent than most of us realize, largely because we tend to adapt so well to our environments. The more they close in on us, the more likely we are to attribute an illness or injury to something else, anything else. Allow us to further explain.
A heavy burden to bear
Clutter has a way of accumulating over time without our realizing it. In its earliest stages, it can cause us to misplace items. As it grows more severe, it becomes more of a threat.
If you’ve ever walked through a room crammed with boxes and assorted piles, no matter how well-organized they are or how well-lit the room, you know what a challenge it can be. The corner of a box catches your step and suddenly you’re on the ground. But with such a narrow path, the fall is far more traumatic than it otherwise would have been.
Trying to stay on top of all of those collections poses another kind of threat. Moving heavy, awkward-shaped objects through narrow doorframes and hallways is a recipe for back and knee strains and spasms.
Simple slights wreak havoc
Do you have digestive problems after eating? Do you or your family develop rashes easily? Both of these issues can be traced back to chronic disorganization. Again, no matter how well-organized it may appear, a home burdened with an above-normal amount of clutter is a home that’s never thoroughly clean. Every little crevice is a hospitable environment for dust, debris, mold, and even critters. A home is inherently filled with so many of them already, so each unnecessary piece exponentially increases the threat.
When clutter takes over your life, it can also cloud your judgment, leading to simple mistakes, like being forced to wear dirty clothes when you haven’t done laundry in a couple of weeks. Or re-using a plate because you forgot to run the dishwasher last night. They’re simple oversights, but they rarely take more than one brush to wreak havoc.
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An appetite for destruction
Sure, you’re embarrassed by it. Organizing the pantry’s been on your to-do list for weeks. But, really, it’s not like you’re entertaining in there, so it’s not harming anyone, right? A sloppy pantry, however, can result in both unconscious and unhealthy eating. When you open the pantry and see chaos spewing forth, your mind is overwhelmed and will look for an easy remedy. What’s your eye go to? The can of Pringles. The bowl of microwavable mac-n-cheese.
Organizing your kitchen not only promotes cleaner aesthetics, it promotes healthier eating habits and smarter shopping tendencies. When your awareness of what your shelves are stocked with is keener, you’re more likely to pull from them and replenish them with a heightened consciousness. Not to mention, those healthier options will now be front and center and always within easy reach.
Help is an email away
Cheryl Perkins, the owner of the Southern California-based Creating Balance, is a professional organizer and a holistic nutrition consultant who’s developed a series of pragmatic solutions to declutter your home through her extensive experience. For a more comprehensive, customized approach, contact Creating Balance today at 310-995-2228, because balance means something different to each one of us. Cheryl will meet with you to listen to your concerns and goals before crafting a strategy to improve and enhance your lifestyle. You’ve read this far, after all, because you want more than to simply restore your old normal.
Whether streamlining your space to make you super efficient or analyzing your eating habits with the aim of boosting your energy, Cheryl will organize you on the inside and the out!