Reorganise

No. 5 Reorganise

Reorganise

If I reorganise my home, workplace and habits will it save time and help me live a more sustainable life?

Reorganising a space so it functions and flows more efficiently reduces the chances of buying duplicates. Reorganising items like with like or consolidating items enables us to see what we have, one item stored in several locations leads to over purchasing and waste time.

From the stationary cupboard to the kitchen sink and the sock drawer everything takes energy to produce, when we misplace items due to disorder and clutter we have a tendency to buy more the same, adding financial stress and increasing our carbon footprint.

Habitual Clutter

That’s stuff that slips in unnoticed, it comes in out of habit, routine, automated, unconsciously or our inability to say no thank you.

Also feeding the habitual clutter is the way we shop on impulse, for entertainment, social outlet or to fulfil a need.

Reorganising our habits such as rethinking the amount of food we buy when the kids have left home, switching off reminders from online retailers of upcoming sales help to reduce clutter.

And how often do we unconsciously we grab a tissue or two before heading out the door, stuff a few in our back pocket, handbag, kids school bag for that just in case moment.

Considering it take’s 2.2 litres of water to make 1 tissue, maybe it’s time to reorganise the sock drawer and use those hankies Nanna gave you for Christmas. Mother Nature is on the Nose

I just need more space and I will be organised

As a Professional Eco Organiser, I would love $1 for everyone that said “I just need more space and I will be organised”

Building bigger homes or moving to larger office space to accommodate things you don’t use or need does not make for a sustainable future. Likewise, paying for offsite storage is not the miracle cure, more like out of sight out of mind.

It’s something to think about.


clutter spiral

Get in touch with clutter and stop the clutter spiral

Getting in touch with clutter does not mean going all Marie Kondo; touchy feely, but it does require an honest assessment of the true cost of clutter- loss of productivity, creates stress/anxiety, decreases sense of self control, negative impact on self-esteem, negative impact on health.

Solution: Get in touch with clutter

Ask yourself Do I like it and use it?

Does it add value to my work/life? Continue reading