The following post is written by organizing columnist Mandi Ehman.
When it comes to organizing, there are many different reasons people say it’s just not for them. However, most of these stem from misconceptions about what it means to be organized. Let’s take a look at the seven most common organizing myths and the truth behind them.
1. Organizing is only for type-a people.
One of the most common misconceptions about organizing is that it’s something only high-strung, type-a people do.
While it’s true that it might come more naturally, or even be fun, for those of us who fit that description, getting organized is a valuable tool for anyone. Not only does it allow you to be more efficient and more productive, but it also saves you time and money.
2. Organizing takes too much time.
Of course, some of you might be wondering how an activity that takes so much time can actually save you time.
In reality, getting – and staying – organized doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Of course, depending on the current state of your home, it can be overwhelming to figure out where you should even start. The answer is to start with one small room or area at a time.
Investing an hour to organize your pantry, or an afternoon to sort through your kids’ toys, pays off when you don’t waste minutes every day looking for certain ingredients or a half-hour trying to find the pieces to a specific game your children want to play.