The "Why" for me is that I'm an orderly person on the inside. I value order and efficiency, and I like to be clear, focused, and relaxed, so I prefer that my environment be in sync with those values.
There's also a practical side because I have a lot of goals, projects, and activities. When I become disorganized, things get messy very quickly.
I do my best not to go overboard because overkill just wastes time. I don't care how my bookshelves are organized as long as I can quickly find what I need.
I think what keeps a lot of people from getting organized is that they fear the greater responsibilities they'll be able to handle. With great order comes great responsibility.