Susan Walko is a professional organizer who stays up at night dreaming of the best way to help others live an organized life. In her blog posts, she tries to stay short and sweet, but don't let that fool you. She has a depth of knowledge that has helped many on their path to downsizing to a clutter free existence. Check her out at www.organiz-er.com.
Contrary to popular belief, organizing is not always about
looks.Yes, a byproduct of the
organization process is the beautification of spaces, but the primary goal of
organizing is to make spaces more functional for people.Having a good-looking place will not
necessarily make your life easier or less frustrating, but having a functional
place will.If the kitchen looks pretty,
but you can’t find a knife, what good is the space to you?While making spaces prettier is always a nice
benefit of organization and a desire of an organizer, the main focus will
always be on customizing spaces so that the users can be more productive and
efficient as clutter is minimized and controlled.After all, beauty is in the eye of the
beholder. What’s important isn’t making a space appealing to the eyes of
others, but to oneself.
In fact, some people are able to operate in seemingly
disorganized environments very efficiently.Organizing is the process of making things easier to find and keep track
of, not necessarily making everything picture-perfect.Often, those seeking organization help are
those who are not able to operate in messy or cluttered conditions because they
become overwhelmed at the sight or the thought of their surroundings.While this is certainly understandable, such
conditions do not cause everyone to be disorganized or inefficient.Just like people, spaces are unique and the
job of an organizer is to make sure that spaces work for people instead of
people working for spaces.
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