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Top 3 Organizing Myths

Published on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 by Monika Kristofferson, Professional Organizer

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Not everyone has the facts when they think about getting their home organized and how they are going to go about it.  Sometimes the misconceptions people have about getting organized holds them back from jumping in and doing it.  
Here are three organizing myths from a professional organizer to give you the real story!

Organizing Myth # 1:  You have to spend a lot of money to get organized.  You don’t have to run out and purchase a whole bunch of organizing products to get started.  First weed through what you want and what you don’t want.  Parting with items will lighten your load and leave you with less to store which means buying less products.  You can even take advantage of any free storage containers you may already have on hand such as shoeboxes.

Organizing Myth # 2:   You have to be perfect to be organized.  Nope!  Being organized is about deciding what you love, use and need and finding a home for those items.  It’s also about letting go of the items you no longer have use for.  Once you have the items you are going to keep in a “home” such as a bin, basket or drawer they will be easy to find and easy to put away until you need them next time.


Organizing Myth # 3:  You have to organize your home all at once.  Wrong again!  It looks easy on TV and a snap in a 30 minute show, but there’s a lot more work going on then you see.  Most likely you don’t have a crew, although hopefully you can round up some help from family.  Organizing can be tiring emotionally and physically.  It’s ok to break your project down into several hour segments and work every day or each week until you reach your goals.  Even just a few minutes at a time is still progress!

Break through these organizing myths and get your home organized today!