Interior Design / October 6, 2018 / Khloe Stclair.
Ready to organize your home, no excuses?
There are always reasons why you can't get organized, or why you should spend some more time finding the right system for you. Instead of looking for the best to get organized you should just get started and do something. Read on for some home organization tips.
Can't Get Organized at Home? Here's Why
You want to get organized at home. You've been watching those home organization shows on television. You've read all the home organizing books. You subscribe to home organizing newsletters. You make home organizing to-do lists a foot long.
So just why can't you get organized? Here's one possibility to explain why your home is still cluttered and you've yet to find that missing set of keys or eyeglasses or maybe it's a missing tv remote. Could it be that?
Are you looking for a unique organizing solution?
I publish a home organization website and distribute a free home organizing newsletter. Moreover, I sometimes shake my head in confusion or disappointment when a reader cancels their subscription with comments such as these:
- nothing new here.
- I already heard all these organizing tips.
- Not seeing any unique organization products.
I could go on, but you probably get the idea of the tone of these comments. Perhaps you've even voiced them yourself at times but in different words. Maybe you said, "well I want a product like this to organize x at home but something with a little more sizzle."
What's happening here is these readers are just making excuses for not getting organized, especially if they do already know the fundamentals of home organizing (as they claim). Moreover, they're looking for the "magic". The magical home organizing product and magical home organization system that will help them get organized at home. However, as you probably know, magic is purely an illusion. Moreover, the dream is not functional at all. However, the right home organization is all about function. See the problem with their reasoning?
There is no mystery to getting organized at home. Almost anyone can do it want to do so. You will find home organization systems and routines that work, but you won't find any magical home organization systems. Moreover, most home organizing products for sale at stores are functional, not unique.
Let's face it, and a box will always be square, a shelf will still comprise of horizontal and vertical slabs of material, a closet rod will usually always be tubular and in the shape of a bar. All three of these far from unique products serve many functional purposes for home organization and storage. They weren't unique products ten years ago. They won't be unique home organizing products in ten years from now. They may come in different colors, materials or sizes but they're certainly not unique formats. They will consistently assist you to get organized at home.
Quit looking for those unique and magical organization products and systems and work with what's available. Do anything else and what you're doing is procrastinating and making excuses not to get organized. That's not unusual for someone who needs help getting organized. It is understandable. However, when you face up to that realization and "get over" looking for unique organization tips and products, you will be one step closer to getting organized at home. Perhaps you will get organized permanently this time when you realize that and move onward with your home organization plan.