Organizing and Feng Shui share the same basic principle: the less stuff/clutter, the better. Having too much stuff (aka clutter) creates bad energy both mentally and physically. It is well known, and I’m sure you’ve experienced this yourself, that you think more clearly and feel better in a space that is clean and organized. When things fall out of that is when you start to feel anxiety and unease set in.
Your home is your sanctuary. It is literally an outward expression of who you are to the world and to yourself. Keeping it organized makes you not only feel better, but it portrays to the world that you command respect and have it together. Same goes for your office. It may be the opposite of your sanctuary, but it is a place where you spend a huge chunk of your time so you want it to be working for you and not against you.
All clutter is just things to be dealt with. . . that constant pile of stuff on the kitchen counter, everything in it is something that needs to be either put where it belongs (its home) or thrown away.
Getting rid of things makes room for new and better things to come into your life. This, to me, is my favorite thing about organizing. I find whenever I clean out my email inbox or voicemails, almost instantly a new client/job/opportunity pops up.
This is not about everything being absolutely perfect, you don’t need to be strict and rigid to have an organized home. I even encourage clients to have a junk drawer. As long as you periodically clean it out, it’s nice to have a place where you can just dump stuff you don’t know what to do with at the moment (within reason… don’t abuse this.. just because you don’t have a place for all those odds and ends the kids are making and bringing home from school does not mean they belong in the junk drawer).