Transforming your home for happiness with a Professional Organiser
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Today marks the beginning of APDO’s National Organising Week 2023, where Professional Organisers across the UK will be delving into the importance of Making Your Space, Your Happy Place.
It is no surprise that the last few years have changed our way of life and now, more than ever, the spaces we inhabit play a significant role in our lives.
In today's blog post, APDO member Julia Jamieson explores the importance of finding happiness within your home and how a professional organiser can assist you in uncovering what's truly important to you. At APDO we believe that your home can be more than a place to sleep and store your belongings. It can be a sanctuary, a source of inspiration, and a space that supports your well-being in every way.
"Decluttering is an investment in your mental and emotional well-being. It's the art of letting go to make space for happiness." Peter Walsh
Home is where we can build memories, connect with our loved ones, and find solace in the midst of life's challenges. It's a place where we can express our unique personalities, values, and aspirations. However, creating a happy home isn't always straightforward, and that's where a professional organiser can make a significant difference.
Let's embark on this journey together and explore how a well-organised, purposeful living space can enhance your overall quality of life. Whether you're looking to declutter, optimise your space, or create more harmony, professional organisers, across the UK, are here to guide you on this exciting path toward happiness at home.
The Significance of a Happy Home
A happy home is not just a place; it's a haven, a sanctuary where your heart finds solace and your spirit finds rejuvenation. The significance of a happy home goes beyond mere aesthetics; it touches every aspect of your life.
Research shows that there is a clear correlation between clutter and life dissatisfaction, presenting as increased stress levels, impaired concentration, reduced physical health and perceived lack of control, which can negatively impact the relationships we have with others. Furthermore, it has been shown that cortisol (the stress hormone) levels rise through the day for those living in a cluttered environment. This means that essentially clutter is stealing our chance for happiness. So, why does this matter and how can we protect it?
1. Creating a Sanctuary
Your home can be a sanctuary, a place where you escape the chaos and demands of the outside world. It can be your refuge, offering comfort and peace when you need it most. When your home is a haven, you can unwind, recharge, and find a sense of calm amidst life's whirlwinds.
By eliminating clutter and optimising your space, a professional organiser can help you transform your home into a place of tranquillity and relaxation, creating an environment where you feel safe and at ease.
2. Boosting Overall Well-Being
The condition of your home has a direct impact on your physical and mental well-being. Clutter and disorganisation can lead to stress and anxiety. On the other hand, a well-maintained and thoughtfully arranged living space can promote a healthier lifestyle, encouraging you to be more active and to eat more healthily. By changing your habits and your space you can improve your focus and your quality of sleep, creating an environment that supports your health, both mentally and physically, providing you with the foundations to lead a happier and more fulfilling life.
3. Fostering Positive Relationships
Think about who is in and out of your home daily. Our homes are often a shared space with family and friends. It's a place where you can bond, communicate, and connect with your loved ones. A place where you can nurture positive relationships. When your home is organised and comfortable, it becomes a hub for creating cherished memories and deepening your relationships. While on the flip side, a cluttered and chaotic space can be the cause of arguments within a relationship, or it could be the reason you avoid inviting people to visit, which in turn can lead to isolation and depression.
Professional organisers are well-versed in designing spaces that are conducive to family life, entertaining, and relaxation. We can help you create areas that foster connection and togetherness, making your home a place where love and laughter flourish.
4. Enhancing Productivity and Creativity
Your home is also a space for personal and professional growth. Contrary to what many creatives might think, a cluttered and disorganised environment can stifle your creativity and hinder productivity. Conversely, a well-organised home provides a clear, clutter-free backdrop that allows your talents and aspirations to shine.
Professional organisers often look to create functional and organised spaces that foster productivity and creativity. Whether you work from home or simply need a space for pursuing your hobbies and passions, our members can help you design an environment that supports your goals and ambitions.
"The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less." Socrates
In essence, a happy home is more than just a roof over your head; it's a place where you can flourish and thrive in all aspects of life. As professional organisers we are committed to helping you realise the significance of a happy home and guide you on your journey towards achieving it.
I believe that organisation is a fundamental tool for achieving happiness at home. It enables you to identify and prioritise what truly matters to you, allowing you to surround yourself with the things that bring you joy. As professional organisers, our goal is to guide you through the process of decluttering and organisation, transforming your living spaces into areas that inspire and support your well-being.
Your home is more than just a collection of rooms; it's a canvas for your life. To discover what's important to you, we can help you define your home's purpose and give you the tools and systems to develop good habits enabling you to maintain your transformed space.
Why not take the next step towards creating a happier home by reaching out to a professional organiser near you.
Stick with us for APDO’s National Organising Week 2023 to find out more about what you can do to Make Your Space, Your Happy Place.
Julia Jamieson, founder of Orka Living, is passionate about making your home a place you love to come back to, a place where you can unwind, recharge and create memories. The foundation of her business is built on really understanding your space, how you use it and how you need it to function to allow you to live your best life. By looking at the whole picture and building the right habits and systems, Julia believes that anyone can create their happy place.