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3 ORGANIZING MYTHS THAT CAN KEEP YOU STUCK IN A RUT
Let’s bust some organizing myths to help you on your way to a more organized life. Hellen Buttigieg is a certified professional organizer, life coach, TV host, owner of We Organize U and author of a best-seller book entitled Organizing Outside the Box. She shares the following busted myths, found on our new CondoResearch.ca blog: http://bit.ly/1F0Kauj
Myth #1: Containers will always get you organized. False.
Contrary to what the ads want you to believe, containers alone are not the answer to your organizing dilemmas. In fact, they can become part of the problem. Before you go out and spend money on organizing products, do some preliminary planning and purging. Only when you know exactly what you need to store, how much of it, and where the most suitable location is to store it, should you go and purchase containers.
Myth #2: Being messy means you are disorganized. False.
Organizing is not about how it looks, it’s about how it works. Visual, creative types need to have things out where they can see them, because out-of-sight is out-of-mind for them. This may cause their spaces to appear disorganized to others, but they probably know exactly where everything is. The flip side of this though, is that visual types lose focus when there is too much to look at, so they need to find products that will allow them to contain their stuff to keep down the visual clutter. For example, a literature sorter allows them to contain their papers while still keeping them within view.
Myth #3: If you write it on a to-do list, it will get done. False.
I had a client who was so proud of her to-do list. It was prioritized, colour-coded and categorized, yet she was overwhelmed at how many things on the list were not getting done. You have to actually schedule time to do the things on your list. Simply writing a task on a list is not a commitment. Blocking time on your calendar to do it, and following through, is.