One of these days, I'm going to get organized

I believe there are different types of clutter and disorganization- but absolutely all of them affect you emotionally. This article puts it best:

"Technical: Clutter that causes space restrictions and an overall lack of storage space.

Life changes: Clutter caused by a new baby, a death in the family, a move or anything that has thrown a life out of balance.

Behavioral/psychological: Clutter caused by depression, attention deficit disorder, low self-esteem or lack of personal boundaries.

Time/life management: Clutter caused by the need for better planning."

Read more: The psychology of clutter - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/room/ci_8060057#ixzz2yQmGrevY

I would have to agree with these and I used to be guilty of almost ALL of them. In my bio I call myself "a reformed slob", and it's not an exaggeration. 

I went through a very difficult time in my life and my home was a direct representation of that. Did I have the time to keep my place clean and organized? Yes.

Did I do it? No, I didn't care, and every time I walked into my house, it was like the world was crashing in.

The cycle continued, until, at some point I felt the insatiable desire to FIX my surroundings. I most definitely could not control certain negative things that happened to me, but I could throw out the bill that I paid off from 2009. Once I did that, I felt a sense of empowerment and pretty soon I had a filing system for bills, records, etc. and suddenly my life was 1/5 more manageable.

My love of organizing spread from there. The more I organized, the more space in my brain was free. I now had the energy to tackle situations that I couldn't before.

This job is my way of giving some of that solace to others. I needed help and finally I'm able to give that to other people!

Do not underestimate the power of order. A simplified space can to a world of good for you.