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8 Ways Getting Better Organised Can Improve Your Life - Productivity Coach & Professional Organiser | Better Organised - Milngavie, Glasgow : Productivity Coach & Professional Organiser | Better Organised – Milngavie, Glasgow

  19th May 2019

8 Ways Getting Better Organised Can Improve Your Life

8 Ways Getting Better Organised Can Improve Your Life

Disorganisation can impact your life beyond clutter and taking control of your organisation goes a long way in terms of improving your life both emotionally and physically. Have you ever taken the time to think about how bad habits take their toll? Let’s take a look at some of the ways getting better organised can make your life easier.

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1.   Improving Your Surroundings

Disorganisation can have a huge knock-on effect in your physical space. You might be finding yourself surrounded by clutter that’s driving you up the wall, or feeling crushed under the weight of a jam-packed wardrobe that’s fit to burst. Taking control of your organisation not only has the possibility to free up more space and make your home or office tidier, but it also makes for a safer environment with fewer obstructions overall.

2.   Making Your Digital Life Easier

Technology is great, and it does a lot to make our lives easier, but it can also add a new layer of clutter and disorganisation. Having an inbox full to the brim with spam emails and newsletters you signed up to months ago can be a headache when it comes to looking for those important documents or finding that email with all of the important details for your next trip. Getting better organised can save you time and stress when it comes to technology, too.

3.   Money Matters

How much are your disorganised ways costing you? You’d be surprised! Getting organised can help you cut down on your expenses, freeing up more money that can be put to better use elsewhere. Spending the time to sort out your finances can put an end to those direct debits for unused memberships that are gathering dust, interest charges, late payment fees and duplicate payments being made – or missed! Maybe you’d benefit from switching to digital banking to cut down on the paperwork that’s taking over your house or switching up your accounts and systems to make sure you’re getting the most for your money.

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4.   A Tidy House = Tidy Mind (and more!)

Being disorganised might be causing you more harm than good and nipping it in the bud while you can will go a long way in restoring your mental health. Disorganisation can be a stressful situation to be in, and excess stress can lead to many issues including sleepless nights and weight gain. Stress can also cause headaches, nausea and indigestions as well as a change in your emotional state or behaviour. Better organisation can save you from extra stress, and help you create a set of systems that make your life easier. Organising your space ensures that you have a calming environment to relax and recharge in at the end of the day, which can do a world of good after a long day at work. For step-by-step guidance on decluttering and organising throughout the home, head to Amazon to purchase a copy of my book, A Better Organised Home in 30 Days.

5.   Restoring Relationships

Disorganisation can have an impact on the people around you – whether you realise it or not. Living in a disorganised space can put a real strain on family relationships and may also mean that your friends are left wondering why you never invite them over. Organising your home can help encourage strong relationships with your loved ones, as a relaxing environment puts everyone at ease. The same applies at the office, too. If your disorganisation is holding up your colleagues’ work, they might feel frustrated as a result. Being better organised isn’t just about improving your life, it can have an impact on the lives of those around you too.

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6.   Removing Emotional Baggage

Switching up your ways and becoming more organised can help ease the emotional strain that often comes alongside juggling all of your plates. Disorganisation can leave you feeling overwhelmed or distracted, with minor tasks turning into a mountain overnight. If you often find yourself struggling to know where to start when it comes to tackling tasks, getting organised can help lighten the load and remove some of the emotional baggage that you’re currently carrying.

7.   Saving Your Reputation

Are you the friend that’s always running late? Maybe you keep forgetting important things, like your keys or your bank card, or you’re known for cancelling at the last minute because you’ve got a tendency to double book your diary. Adjusting your habits and finding the ease in organisation can help save your reputation and make sure you’re always prepared for whatever the day holds, both in your personal and professional life. With your newly organised ways, maybe you can be the colleague who’s ready and raring to go for meetings or the friend who never forgets a birthday.

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8.   More Time for You

If you added up the time wasted looking for the things you’ve filed away “somewhere safe” or time spent on the phone chasing up replacements, you might be shocked to see just how long disorganisation can cost you. Investing your time to get organised once and for all might seem like a daunting task, but in the long run, it can free up precious time that you can spend elsewhere. Would you rather spend your weekends knee deep in the box of paperwork that you’ve been meaning to sort out for the last year, or kicking back and relaxing with your friends and family? Getting organised can give you back that time to use as you see fit.

I’m Kate, a productivity coach & professional organiser based in Glasgow. I work remotely or in-person to help busy decision-makers declutter their space and manage their time so that they can enjoy better balance and productivity. To sign up to my newsletter, please head to


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