Organizing and stress
Organizing can help to reduce stress in a variety of ways. Recently a couple hired me to help their father (-in law) get settled in his new home. He lost his wife, retired and was falling a lot in his previous home. The couple was stressed and found him a smaller home in an over 55 community. They were both working and overwhelmed with trying to help him unpack and get settled. In the meantime, the father was burdened with boxes and cluttered space.
Hiring a Professional Organizer is an effective way to reduce everyone’s stress. As with any move in the priority is to get the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom organized. These are the areas that we tend to spend the most time in. When you move into your new home it’s important to be able to shower and have breakfast, right? Allowing a professional to come in and help make decisions about where to put things is a stress reliever. This gentleman was tired and able to take an extended nap while I organized the primary living areas. He was so grateful and looked forward to Day 2.
Organizing has many benefits including:
- Accessibility – Knowing where to find and return important items and papers.
- Safety – Reducing injury, preventing falls.
- Mobility – Enhancing mobility in more open spaces.
- Ergonomics – Limiting bending and reaching for frequently used items.
- Comfort – Creating a sense of comfort and a feeling of home.
On Day 2 I was able to organize the living and dining room areas so that they were more functional and aesthetically pleasing. Knowing what we were going to organize helped to reduce his stress and give him a sense that this project was doable. The office area was used to stage the items that were not needed in the living and dining areas and therefore, reduce the clutter.
If you or someone you know is struggling with disorganization for whatever reason please consider the value of having a Professional Organizer like myself assist you. You deserve to live in a clutter-free, healthy and livable environment.
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