Why only organize mornings? Because mornings offer a wonderful chunk of time that very easily slips away if we’re not careful. Who’s not tempted to go online? Meander through email? Make a doctor appointment? Instead, try this plan of attack and see how much more you can get completed:
Those catalog pictures? Sure, I’m stating the obvious, but nobody lives there. Meaning, these beautiful rooms were not developed for a real person who has recycling and work and nail polish bottles and children’s items and shoes and paperwork and blankets that need laundering. The takeaway? After organizing, upkeep is a vital part of the process and everything won’t be perfect all the time.
Here are more organizing myths that should make you feel better:
- Declutter once and you’re done.
Many organizing tips for keeping a neat closet often are directed at women but men need a well-designed and organized space, too.
- All closets look best with identical hangers. For men, plain, wooden hangers are my suggestion. They’re also easier on clothing. But sweaters? They’ll become misshapen. Instead, he should plan to stack his sweaters on built-in shelving.
- Many closets offer a space for long-hanging items, like formal dresses or coats.
A home’s storage is a valuable commodity, but when there isn’t enough for organizing, I get creative and explore vertical space.
- Often enough, we have extra room in our linen closet: Is there a top shelf in yours with some empty space? That’s a wonderful area for additional shelving.
- When organizing for a client, I sometimes need to reach for unique solutions: Ever see a guitar mount stand that neatly holds a guitar upright?
If you have a desire to get organized, even a fleeting wish, don’t let anything stop you. As I’ve heard time and again from clients, they had no idea how much better they would feel after getting rid of clutter, making a better organized kitchen, cleaning the clothes off their closet floor, the list where disorganization can take over is endless!
Here are ways to counteract the typical, shall we say, “excuses,” to keeping disorganization a part of your daily living:
- “I’m used to being disorganized.”
Here’s what I say: But give yourself the opportunity to be organized,