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8 Surprising Ways that Getting Organized is Good for Your Health

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We love to sing the praises of proper storage and organization practices here at Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston, Massachusetts, it’s our business after all! But proper storage and organization aren’t only good for saving space. As it turns out, practicing good organizational techniques and keeping your home neat and tidy can actually be good for your health as well! In many surprising ways, having a good sense of organization will not only bring peace to your mind but to your body as well. Here are just a few of the ways in which getting organized will help both your body and mind, from Closet & Storage Concepts of Massachusetts!

  1. You’ll be Less Stressed

There’s no shortage of research showing that stress is bad for your health. People with higher stress levels are more prone to heart disease and are likely to have shorter lifespans than those without. Being organized and living and organized lifestyle is a proven way to cut down on your stress levels and bring a sense of peace to your home and your life.

  1. You’ll Breathe Better

Part of this is meant in a metaphorical sense, having less stress by being more organized will make you breathe easier, but it can also be taken literally as well. When you’re home is cluttered there are plenty of nooks and crannies and little places that dust and allergens can build up and negatively affect the air quality of your home. Keeping things clean and organized will literally improve your air quality and help you breathe easier.

  1. You’ll Have Time to Exercise

Being organized means having better time management, and more time management means more free time. You can use this time for activities that you would otherwise forgo in the haste and hassle of everyday life. Always thinking that you never have time to go to the gym? Getting organized is a proven strategy to make more time for the things that matter.

  1. You’ll Save Money for Healthy Things

Getting organized helps you to save money. If you know exactly what you have, then you won’t accidentally buy things that you don’t need. This money can then be spent on healthy activities and good foods, rather than replacing items you already own.

  1. You’ll Have a Greater Sense of Well-Being

Being organized leads to greater peace of mind, and knowing that your life is in order is a surefire way to bring a sense of calmness and peace to your life. Being less stressed and having a sense of contentment in yourself and your existence will result in a happier, healthier you. 

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  1. You’ll Lose Weight

Studies have time and time again shown a correlation between organizational levels and weight loss, with those who tend to be more organized and show better time management skills being thinner and fitter overall. So if you’re looking to trim inches from your waistline, one thing you might want to consider is organizing your life.

  1. You’ll be More Productive

It’s much easier to be productive when you’re not overly stressed about the hassles of everyday life, and productivity is positively correlated with overall health. By amping your organization levels you’ll pump up your productivity, and be more active and healthier for it.

  1. You’ll Set A Better Example

Being a healthy role model is a great way to set an example for your family, but also a good way to set standards for yourself. Getting your life organized will make it so that you are a person your family and friends can look up to, and whom your coworkers and peers admire. Health and happiness go hand in hand, and both of them are directly benefited by getting more organized!

Ready to start living better? Get organized with Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston! Contact our team to schedule a free at-home design consultation. 

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