Organization is a funny thing; it is subjective in that it means different things to different people.  The word organize means “to provide with an orderly structure or arrangement” according to Webster’s New World Dictionary.  This orderly structure or arrangement might appear one way to one person and another way to another person.  Organization depends not on what something looks like but how it functions.  As Julie Morgenstern points out in her book, Organizing from the Inside Out, “Organizing is the process by which we create environments that enable us to live, work, and relax exactly as we want.”

Sometimes it’s hard to understand how organization can help us because there’s so many misconceptions attached to it.  Have you experienced any of the ones listed here?

Misconceptions about organizing:

  • Being organized is a trait you are born with.  It is not; it is a skill that anyone can learn.  That is often why Professional Organizers get so excited when clients are able to maintain their order…. it means they succeeded in transferring the skills necessary to continue staying organized.  This couldn’t be accomplished if organizing was a trait and not a learned skill.
  • Organized people cannot be spontaneous. Organized people are often labeled as predictable and boring.  Having an organized life actually frees an individual to do what they want, when they want!  How could that idea be predictable or boring?
  • Organizing is a hopeless activity.  Many people are frustrated and overwhelmed by the idea of organizing, but working directly with an Organizer eliminates those feelings.  Professional Organizers are trained in the process of organizing and specialize in transferring the process to their clients.  Once someone learns which process to use, they can liberate and free themselves of their disorganization.
  • Organizing takes too much time.  We live in a fast paced society where more work completed in less time is simply expected.  However, taking time out of a busy life to organize oneself allows one to thrive during the hectic times and be more productive.    Therefore, organizing should be considered one of the most important things one could do with their time.

Disorganization can be costly; it can rob one of time, money, space, health and relationships.  Losing any one of these valuable things makes finding balance within your life that much harder.  Don’t let it cost you…

Seven Wonderful Effects that organization provides:

  1. It helps you get things done quickly so that you can spend extra time enjoying your life.
  2. It helps you save money that you could spend on yourself, family or the things you love to do.
  3. It frees up space so that you can breathe, move and create the life you want to have.
  4. It decreases your stress and anxiety and allows you to invest in your health and well being.
  5. It can enhance your relationships by increasing your self esteem and confidence.
  6. It can decrease your stress and anxiety and make you feel liberated and enlightened.
  7. It can enhance your effectiveness and change how others perceive you.

Wouldn’t it be nicer to have all of those positive effects in your life rather than the alternative?  You can, but how?  There are many ways: you can like our facebook page, you can read our blog posts or you can reach out to me directly.

Working directly with me will free you of the misconceptions and give you back your valuable time, money, space and health. Together, we can bring organization into your world, make your space an easier place to live and create more enjoyment in your life!


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