1. Moving is challenging at any age
And it only gets harder the older you get. Having a really organized home dramatically simplifies a move — if you decide that’s what you want.
2. Alleviate hidden stress
You will have many years without the nagging feeling like you “should” be getting organized. Studies show that the volume of possessions can elevate stress hormone levels.
3. Make your own choices before someone has to make them for you
1 in 10 people over 65 and older have Alzheimer’s dementia and almost 2/3 of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women.
4. Expect the unexpected
Sudden illness may strike, leaving you with your pants down. Who do you know who has looked forward to their retirement years to catch up on all those postponed house projects and been caught off guard by a stroke or onset of dementia?
5. Get a fresh start now!
Getting organized is like starting a life chapter. The process of decluttering enables you to take stock of your past and make decisions about what you will bring forward into your future. What do you have from your past you’d like to leave behind?
Start organizing today by tackling one small space…a drawer, a shelf or countertop. And reward yourself for your efforts!