Organizing is more than just tidying up

Organizing is more than just tidying up at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

Hi friends, a couple of weeks ago I wrote about my husband’s definition of organizing.  Basically his idea of organizing is all about just tidying up by putting your stuff into nice piles. And while that will certainly make your house look neater in the short term, in a short time you’ll be right back to where you started, tidying up all over again. Do you ever feel like you can never get ahead and the piles, once started, just continue to grow and grow and grow? There’s a reason for that….tidying up (in my opinion of course) typically involves the stuff shuffle dance where things just get randomly moved around to give the appearance of neatness.

Organizing, on the other hand, is about a specific PROCESS that includes purging and implementing systems for lasting change. Keep in mind though that when I say lasting change, I don’t mean do it once and done. We don’t live in bubbles after all, however it does mean that when done properly we add a simplicity to our lives that is not inviting to clutter and chaos…most of the time :)

Answer me this. When people come to your home do they see the clutter and piles of stuff lying about? Would you cringe if someone should drop by unannounced? Or do visitors see a tidy home as long as no one dares to open up a closet or a drawer? Do you hide clutter in random spots just to get it out of sight? Or worse, cover your piles with a sheet as if that somehow makes it better?


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