I love this quote because it is so true. It does take time to get organized, it is not an overnight affair. I love the SPACE acronym that Professional Organizer Julie Morgenstern teaches in her books Organizing from the Inside Out because it clearly lays out the steps to getting organized and shows you the time that it takes to get organized correctly.
S: Sort. Take the time to sort through the items that you own. Separating items into piles like; trash, keep, give away, etc..
P: Purge. Get rid of items that you do not want to keep anymore. You can donate items, throw items away, sell items, recycle items, etc... the key is getting those items OUT of your home.
A: Assign. Give everything that you are going to keep a home.
C: Containerize. Put like items together in containers to keep them in the proper place and separate from other items.
E: Equalize. or Maintain it... organizing is not a one time fix... it takes continued maintenance and work to remain organized.
Following this model you can see that yes, organizing does take time to do it right... but every moment that you spend organizing will pay you back in more time freed up not having to dig for things anymore. They say the average American wastes an hour a day looking for things that they know they own but cannot find... so if you are organized you are going to be gaining an hour in your day!
What would you do with that extra hour?
- Spend more time with family
- Spend more time with friends
- Watch a movie
- Read a book
- Get a Manicure or Pedicure
- Take up a hobby
- Decorate your home
- Go to a museum
There are so many options... imagine what you would do with your extra hour... if you are ready to make an investment of time and energy to get yourself more organized then call Simple*Organized*Sanity today to start gaining that hour today!