Saturday, February 11, 2012

7 Delightful Benefits of Getting Organized

Organization isn't about perfection. It's about efficiency, reducing stress & clutter, saving time &money, &improving your overall quality of life. -Christina Scalise

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it's not all mixed up.  ~A.A. Milne

It is a productive habit to get organized. It means you plan ahead for everything you do such as your daily life, making a trip or getting ready for a presentation.  Spending a little time to get organized reaps many wonderful benefits:

1.      Save time: Getting things done at the same time on the same spot is more efficient than moving about to get a job done.  Being organized means spending less time in doing actual work and gaining more free time to do what you like and get better quality of life. Always plan ahead to achieve the expected results.

Failing to plan is planning to fail. ~Alan lakein
2.      Save money: Organize your documents such as your credit card statements so that you pay on time to avoid late payment charges and also avoid negative impact of your credit worthiness. Do you waste money to replace items you can’t find at home? Getting organized and avoiding clutter at home are effective ways to reduce expenses.

3.      Reduce stress: When you are organized at work. You meet deadlines without feeling overwhelmed or the need to rush about. It is simply planning your work and working your plan. You are also able to accommodate unavoidable interruptions if you have given allowance to meet delay or unexpected emergencies.

It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy. ~Hesiod

4.      Achieve more: Getting organized is getting more important things done in less time. You are not trying to do more by squeezing more work into the available time, but to use the free time for creative uses.

Have a time and place for everything, and do everything in its time and place, and you will not only accomplish more, but have far more leisure than those who are always hurrying. ~Tryon Edwards

5.      In control: An organized person is a confident person. He or she is in control of their activities. To get organized is to be free, avoiding confusion and getting clearer thoughts for better decisions.

Good order is the foundation of all things. ~Edmund Burke

6.      Less clutter at home and at work: You will be able to locate things easily and quickly when you are organized at home and at work. Each item has its place in the house and at the workplace. You are more effective.   

7.      More productive: When you are organized, you are able to focus on the task at hand , work  with peace of mind and nothing else to worry about.

Organization is not an option, it is a fundamental survival skill and distinct competitive advantage.
~ Pam N. Woods

Start now and take small steps to organize your life and time. 

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