Organization leads to a better quality of life

Kate Dickerson

From a very young age, we begin learning basic organizational skills. For example, on the first day of Kindergarten, every student receives a designated cubby to place all their belongings. Although this may seem minute, it is smart to get into the habit of organization sooner rather than later. Being unorganized results in spending extra money, wasting valuable time, and having a poor quality of life. 

A study done by consumer agencies and Harris Interactive found that 23 % of adults miss the deadline to pay their bills, and as a result, they must pay late fees. By being organized, people know when their payments are due and avoid these unnecessary fees. It makes no sense for people to pay money just for their lack of organization 

Mary Margaret Balzli is a senior at Starkville High School. “Being organized helps me save time throughout the day because it helps me focus on other things and go along with my day better, Balzli said. 

According to the National Association of Professional Organizers, the average American spends around one year of their lives looking for misplaced items around their homes. This is a waste of valuable time. People could be learning a new language or another beneficial skill instead of wasting their time searching for miniscule items 

People’s quality of life would immensely improve if they were less unorganized. Being unorganized, results in a messy and chaotic day and life. This problem can be easily fixed by simply taking a few minutes every day to get organized.  

Jaydn Bowen is a senior at Starkville High School. “With an organized workspace, you have a clearer head when doing a task. I don’t stress as much because I know everything is sorted through, and I can work more efficiently with everything neat,” Bowen said 

Being unorganized leads to spending more money, wasting valuable time, and having a poor quality of life, so this is a skill we should all be practicing daily.