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How Organizing Your Garage Makes You Healthier

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Ever feel a sense of relief and mental clarity after organizing a space that desperately needed it? That success goes deeper than checking off a box on your to-do list. Research shows there are significant health benefits — both physical and mental — to maintaining organized and clean spaces. 

Despite the fact that most Americans spend hours each week in their garages, many of us aren’t satisfied with how that space is organized. It’s easy to maintain clean surfaces within the home where you spend most of your day, but these benefits extend well beyond your kitchen, bathroom or closet area and into your garage. Here are a few key reasons why keeping your garage clean boosts your health: 

  1. The process of organizing boosts your energy. 

Organizing a space for as little as just 10 minutes can help you work more efficiently and provide a boost of energy, according to WebMD. How? By focusing on clearing your space physically, you make space mentally for more tasks — freeing yourself from that nagging sensation of still needing to clean.

  1. Taking care of your garage floor reduces exposure to concrete particulates. 

Yes, even clean floors can contribute positively to your health. By ensuring that your garage floors are properly sealed, you drastically reduce your family’s exposure to concrete particulates created over time. Seals like the ArmorSeal Floor System make your garage look nicer, make floors easy to clean, and keep you safer. 

  1. Having an organized space can improve your heart health.

Studies show that people with cluttered homes or spaces filled with unfinished projects are often more fatigued and have higher levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) than those who say their spaces are organized. Why? Because an organized garage — combined with an organized house — keeps the mind at ease, lowering stress levels. Reduced stress in daily life means less daily strain on the heart, leading to improved heart health.

  1. Organizing can reduce risk of a cardiovascular event. 

Investing in organizing your garage can even help lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. This could be in part to the helpful physical activity of organizing and also thanks to lower stress levels from keeping your garage neat and tidy.

At Garage Design Works, we believe keeping an organized garage goes far beyond health benefits. We’re experts in garage organization in Orlando. Our team takes any garage space to the next level. Contact us today for a free virtual consultation, and learn more about how we can transform your garage into a space that’s organized and perfect for your needs. Give us the details and your dream ideas; we’ll take it from there.