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December 11, 2022

6 Organizing Myths You Definitely Don’t Need

Written By
Osi Egwuogu

The new year will be here in a few weeks, and you know what that means... Resolutions! One typical resolution we all make is to be more organized. It’s a healthy and doable decision, but you have to ensure not to fall for false organizing myths.

At first glance, common organizing myths out there seem okay and reasonable. However, some of these myths could incur extra costs or take up time without helping you stay organized. But you don’t have to worry because we’ll show you some myths about organizing that are not entirely true, so you can watch out for them.

Debunked Organizing Myths 

  1. You must buy expensive bins to stay organized.
storage bin organizing myths

A beautiful bin is nice, but you don't need always need one. The same goes for many of the other organizing products that are storming the market recently. Those things are great and all, but without an organizing system, they will only drain your pockets without actually making a difference. You need to understand that being organized means having a system that lets you quickly find what you need when you need it. 

  1. Organization starts by organizing.

This is arguably the commonest of the myths about organizing out there. But, as you must have guessed by now, the first step in organization is not organizing. Instead, it is best to focus your time and attention on decluttering. Too much stuff is what leads to a scattered place. It's only logical to declutter a space to get it organized. The simple process of taking away something that shouldn’t be somewhere is the key to organization.

  1. You must follow one organizing system to the T

People are different. Therefore, people will understand, feel, think, and do things differently. On that basis, you cannot afford to fall into the trap of doing something a particular way because you’ve seen that it works for someone else. And that doesn't apply only to the organization, but to the other parts of your life too. If a particular organizational system doesn't go well with you, you'll struggle with it. Embrace your uniqueness and find something you're comfortable with and can easily maintain.  You can tweak an existing organization system or create an entirely new one. 

  1. Only some people can be organized.

Some people think some of us are born with organization genes, and others are not. However, there is no gene for order. Organizing may come naturally to some people, but everyone can be organized. Again, it involves understanding the concept of organization and creating YOUR system. You can bring order to your space if you put in the effort. Also, even people that are natural at sorting and arranging things need professional organization services sometimes. Those services generally save time and money and are for everyone who can afford them.

  1. You must label everything.

Labeling can be incredibly useful, especially if you have kids around. However, even at that, your space won’t be so much fun with labeling on every object in it. Sometimes it's important to label, like when you want to differentiate a bowl of sugar from a bowl of salt. However, it’s unnecessary and subconsciously cluttering to have labels on every item.

  1. Once you organize your home, it stays that way.

Have you ever done a spring clean and expected not to do daily cleans because you just finished a major cleaning? Probably not. It goes the same way for organizing. Having an organization system doesn't mean you’ll never need organization again. It means you'll reduce the frequency of having to do significant organizing.

In Summary…

You don't need to spend money on organizing, you don't need to label everything, and you don't need to follow a particular system. Instead, it would help if you learned to declutter and find an organization system that works for you. However, if you can't afford the time to organize, you can opt for professional organizing services. Clean Tu Casa is a professional cleaning agency that offers organization and errand services as well to the Metro Atlanta area. You can call us or request a quote today for your organizing needs.

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