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3 Reasons to Declutter Your Home and Get Organized

by Carolann Verrioli

Getting organized can be a lot of work, but it is so worth it! With today being Organize Your Home Day... this is the perfect time to get started! Check out our 3 Reasons to Declutter Your Home and Get Organized:

1. It helps relieves stress:

Endless clutter can often be a source of stress in your life. With so many external stressors in the world right now, negative feelings can pile up and create emotional turmoil. Getting organized could help lift a weight off your shoulders. By letting go of what you no longer use, you can gain a clear — less stressful — outlook on your home and your life.

2. It can increase your productivity:

Disorganization can often make you feel unmotivated and unproductive. Clutter can stunt productivity at home and at work. Clearing out what you no longer need can give you the energy to focus on what’s important. If one of your resolutions involves getting back on track, then decluttering and organizing can be a great place to start.

3. It can help you stay present:

Even if you don't realize it, clutter in your life can cause distractions. As you move through the new year, look each day at the things around your home that you really use. When you allow yourself some time for reflection on what you need — or don’t need — you’ll see what you can remove. Letting go of past clutter can help you stay present and set clear intentions for the future.

Now, let's get organized!

Don't forget to donate your unwanted items to your local Goodwill.

Remember - donating your unwanted things to Goodwill:

  • Keeps items out of landfills and gives those items a second chance at life - items that cannot be put into our stores are recycled!
  • Supports our community programs: 211/LIFELINE, Good Neighbor, and Vision Services!

Find a Goodwill store near you!

Goodwill of the Finger Lakes is a not-for-profit organization supporting the Rochester and Syracuse area communities. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Goodwill of the Finger Lakes along with Goodwill Vision Enterprises (formerly ABVI) have a very long and successful history of creating job opportunities and serving the community through the Good Neighbor program, 211/LIFE LINE, and our vision services. In addition, we have several Goodwill thrift store locations offering second-hand clothing for men, women, and children as well as home goods and other accessories.