Monday, August 3, 2009

Being Organized Does Not Equal Pretty

After a recent experience it occurred to me that many of you think being organized has to look like this:

While it would be nice if all of your things fit neatly in their own see-through bins and shelves, I feel it is important to point out that you can be organized without a house that looks like this.

In my mind, if someone can name any object and you can go quickly to its place to retrieve it and put it back just as easily then you're probably already well organized. Think to yourself, can you find:


veterinary records for your pets?

your birth certificate?

a muffin tin?

your car keys?

If you answered yes to all of the above, congratulations are in order -- you are already organized despite your house not looking like the latest organization column in Woman's Day or Family Circle.

Sometimes organizing looks like this:

and you just go with it.

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