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5 Ways that Organizing Your Things Will Up Your Sustainability Game

Trying to be More Sustainable? Organizing Your Things Can Help.

5 Ways that Organizing Your Things Will Up Your Sustainability Game
Colin Freed
October 18, 2023

When trying to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, organizing your things might not be the first idea that pops into your head. But sorting and arranging your stuff can actually help quite a bit when it comes to reducing your consumption and waste. Below are our top 5 reasons why taking the time to get organized at home will help you become a sustainability superstar.

Less Duplication

When you know what you own and where it is, you're less likely to purchase duplicate things. This reduces the consumption of resources and the eventual waste of disposing of extra, unneeded things.

Longer Lifespan of Items

Organized storage can effectively preserve the quality and longevity of things. For example, clothes stored neatly away, protected from direct sunlight and moisture, will wear out less quickly than clothes stuffed into a box, sitting in a damp basement. Plus, with less wear on your things, you’ll be able to recoup more of their cost if you decide to sell them. 💲💲💲

Promotes Conscious Consumption

Regularly organizing and decluttering your things allows you to become more aware of what you truly need. This can foster a mindset of buying less and only purchasing things that you know you'll use and actually need. Being more mindful of your consumption can help reduce the overall demand for products and the resources required to produce them.

Enhances Recycling and Upcycling

An organized space often means you can more easily sort and manage recyclables. This ensures that they're properly disposed of, rather than ending up in landfills. Just imagine how much easier it will be to take all those phone chargers to an E-waste collection if you know where they are!

Through organizing, you might also discover things that can be up-cycled or repurposed, further reducing the need for new products, and giving you a fun project to work on. 😀

Encourages Sharing and Donating

When you organize, you often come across things you no longer need. Instead of discarding them, you can donate them to those in need or share them within your community. This not only extends the life cycle of the item but also reduces the demand for new products.

Of course, getting organized can be a difficult thing to do. Fortunately there are plenty of tips online about how to get started, such as this article from RealSimple. You can also check out how Kwipoo can help you get organized here. Happy organizing and good luck on your sustainability journey!