Debunking Organizing Myths

Debunking Organizing Myths

Beth Zeigler
Sep 11, 2009

091109myths-01.jpgWe often give workshops on organizing and one of the first things we discuss with attendees are organizing myths. Folks are likely to get organizing and stay organized if they know it doesn't have to be perfect...

There are countless organizing myths out there but a few of them really resonate with us. For example, being organized equals being perfect, neat and everything is always in it's place. But usually, with our busy lives, "organized enough" works just fine. That means having a holding zone for items that can't get put back right away. Or using a "to file" pile and filing once a week--which is when we can get to it. And normally, getting organized takes more than a day. Because a space doesn't become cluttered overnight it takes a little time and patience to make a room streamlined and efficient. But we promise--the effort and time is well worth the wait. And no, you don't need a label maker to be organized--there are plenty of creative ways to keep it all together.

Apartment Therapy readers--are there any organizing myths that need debunking? Let us hear them in the comments!

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