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Mambo’s Storage: What’s The Big Deal About Getting Organised? 

What’s the big deal about getting organised? Can it really improve your productivity, peace of mind and willpower to live more confidently? We think it definitely does. With the right storage in strategic places, we can get so much more done and create a stylish look in our interiors.

Being organised can only benefit you and your family and here’s a few ways how…

1. Save Money and Time

One of the biggest problems of an unorganised space is that you don’t know what you have. Because you don’t know what you have, you buy more of the item you need, ending up with duplicates of one item. 

TIP – Group like items into categories. Categories make it a lot easier to see what and how much you have of an item.

Fun Fact – “Unnecessary expenditures related to disorganization (late fees, duplication, etc.) can cost as much as 15% to 20% of your annual budget.”

2. Reduce Waste

An organised pantry and fridge help you prevent waste because nothing gets time to expire.


List what you have in your pantry/fridge at least once a week to prevent you from buying duplicates when you head to the store.

Plan your meals for the week ahead and only buy what is required for those meals but allow yourself at least 2 days for spontaneous meals.

Organise your fridge and pantry by placing items in the order of their expiry date and use the oldest items first.

Fun Fact – “80% of what we keep, we never use!”

3. Prevent Damages

When your space is full and unorganised, you end up stacking things onto each other, damaging or breaking some items in the process. Damaged paperwork could also lead to an admin nightmare.

TIP – Never use 100% of the capacity of your space; rather fill it to a maximum of 80% capacity so that you have breathing room for your items to be properly stored. Having empty space is a good thing.

Fun Fact – “80% of the clutter in most homes is a result of disorganization, not lack of space.”

4. Increase Productivity

In a clear and organised space, you automatically feel motivated to produce. Your environment has a big impact on your productivity.

TIP – Start by making your bed in the morning. Ticking off this simple task from your to-do list helps you feel productive very early in the day.

Fun Fact – “82% of people believe if they were more organized their quality of life would improve.”



5. Confidence

“Don’t go in there!” If you like to admit it or not, an unorganised and cluttered space is not something we boast about or really want people to see. It’s time to come out of hiding and restore your home to what it was originally designed for – a place of rest, recovery, and good company. Fill your home with the right things and invite those people over!

TIP – Regain Confidence in your home by diarising ONE hour a week to declutter ONE cupboard in your home. Remember to take before & after photos to keep track of your progress; you’ll be surprised at how these photos can motivate momentum.

Fun Fact – “50% of homeowners rate the garage as the most disorganized place in the house.”

Don’t let organising just be a trend. It can change your life.

Mambo’s makes storage easy and fun with an entire collection of innovative storage solutions for every space in the house. Mambo’s are all about nifty solutions for every storage problem – affordable solutions that will make all the difference to the way you live.

Visit Mambo’s for more.

Article adapted from Anushca Dalton (The Original Home) – 13 October 2021.

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