10 Reasons to Love to Organize

Reasons to love Organizing

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.

10 Reasons to Love Organizing

  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.
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With all these reasons to love to organize, maybe you can love it too.


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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client. Janet is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and was voted 2016 Organizer of the Year by the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO.


  1. runningwiththelambs on July 3, 2012 at 11:30 am

    These are great reasons! If only I would do something about it now!!

  2. Basic Organization on July 3, 2012 at 11:52 am

    You can do it! Start small and have a goal.

  3. Carol Lynn Rivera ( on July 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I’d better post this list on my refrigerator… and my closet door… and my other closet door… the two things that are the biggest for me are saving time (boy do I hate searching for stuff) and being “company ready”. I don’t get a lot of company but of course they’ll show up 100% of the time when my house looks like a wreck and I am torn between apologizing and pretending I have way more important things to do than clean!

    Believe it or not, I also find organizing/cleaning to be relaxing. Since I work at home, I like to get up during the day and do a chore here or there. It helps clear my head and gives me some thinking time. Not toilet-scrubbing chores but a little laundry folding or junk-drawer-sorting 🙂

    • Basic Organization on July 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Carol Lynn –
      Thanks for responding to the post. Reminders are always good.
      I like that you find organizing relaxing. So do I. And it sure feels good to finish a task, no matter how small.

  4. Laura on October 11, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Love all of these! Organizing really does give me a sense of calm – it’s hard to keep everything organized with 3 boys, but I try to get on a good rotation of getting things back in order when they start to get disorganized and cluttered again! 🙂

    • Janet Schiesl on October 11, 2021 at 6:33 pm

      It is hard to keep everything in place with small kids. It gets easier and it’s a good lesson to teach your kids.

  5. Sabrina Quairoli on October 11, 2021 at 10:51 am

    I agree! Time management is super important to me. I also get frustrated when I can’t find something. Organizing helps me manage both. It’s nice to do tasks when I can find the items and can get it done when it is on my mind. Thanks for sharing these great benefits of organizing.

    • Janet Schiesl on October 11, 2021 at 6:32 pm

      You’re welcome. When my space is organized I feel life just flows.

  6. Seana Turner on October 11, 2021 at 11:29 am

    I’m laughing about #8. I find I have to workout every day just so I can do this job! I really should get one of those step counters because I think I would be impressed. Once I’m on a job, I rarely sit down. These are all such great, tangible benefits, and one of the few activities that can start paying rewards right away!

    • Janet Schiesl on October 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

      It takes a lot of stamina to do this work. I agree. Some days it’s exhausting.

  7. Sheri Steed on October 11, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    This is a great list. I especially love the notion of appreciating what you have.

    • Janet Schiesl on October 11, 2021 at 6:29 pm

      Yes. It’s a little KonMarie, but caring for your things shows gratitude for what you have.

  8. Julie Bestry on October 11, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    All stellar reasons. I have a mug that says, “Organized people are just too lazy to look for things.” And it’s so true. I have no patience or willingness to look in a second place, so everything darn well be in the first place I look! That’s an umbrella for almost all of your reasons (except maybe 8).

  9. Janet Barclay on October 12, 2021 at 9:46 am

    I do love being organized, and you’ve just reminded me why!

  10. Diane N Quintana on October 14, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Decluttering and cleaning up after yourself – putting things where they belong when you are finished using them – are wonderful ways to stay organized, in control, and get exercise.
    Love this list!

    • Janet Schiesl on October 14, 2021 at 8:54 am

      That’s right Diane. Organizing is a great workout!

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