Maybelline has that catchy tagline essentially making you wonder if someone is naturally beautiful or simply wearing Maybelline makeup. It got me thinking how this so much relates to organizing as well. How often do you walk into an organized home and make the assumption that they must be naturally organized? That to be that organized they must be born with it. And well since you weren’t born with it, why bother even trying, it’s hopeless.
The reality is maybe they’ve just got some really fantastic coverup going on. And by coverup I mean tools and skills that help them achieve the look and function of an organized home. It’s one thing to buy makeup but we have to learn the skill to putting it on too. It’s no different with organizing.
Organizing is a skill and anyone can learn it!
Yep I truly believe that.
So the next time you go into someone’s house who looks like they have it all together, ask to see their “makeup” case. Maybe you haven’t learned the necessary skills yet that they have, but you can. You most definitely can. Don’t beat yourself up about it either. We don’t learn to put a whole face on at one time. We learn to cover blemishes, then how to do our eyes, then maybe lips and so on. Well guess what, it’s a process….just like organizing is!! Haven’t I been saying that forever now? :)
Think of it this way, not everyone can be a Professional Photographer, the same way not everyone can be a Professional Organizer, BUT anyone can learn to take a picture.
So to all my disorganized friends out there, stop using the excuse that you can’t get organized because you weren’t born with some sort of magical organizing gene. There ISN”T one. You too can be an organizing junkie. Yes I’m talking to YOU!
Learn the organizing PROCESS.
Develop daily organizing habits.
Take it one day and one task at a time.
So the next time you get discouraged by someone’s organized home, forget thinking maybe she’s born with it. Nonsense! Instead think of it as an opportunity instead because girlfriend you just hit the jackpot and now have someone to show you how it’s done. Whoot!
There is no shame in not having learned the necessary skills yet because the good news is, it’s not too late. The benefits of organization are plentiful including saving time, money and experiencing so much less stress. Sounds great, right?
So what are you waiting for, today is a brand new day! Go get your organizing “face” on :)