Organizing is a journey, it starts out as a project and becomes a practice or as I like to call it a habit. A habit by definition is a settled tendency or usual manner of behavior which what organizing is. It’s using the systems that have been created. That’s usually the hardest part when it comes to organizing, putting it back where it belongs. Organizing small spaces first is where the magic happens.
Having good systems in place helps create lasting habits so they’re easy to do.
James Clear in his book Atomic Habits said it best:
“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”
Systems matter in your home because they help you stay organized. Some systems take longer to create while others are a bit easier. We’re starting out with the easy ones to build momentum because let’s be honest, if it’s too hard or takes too long, we’re not likely to get started or stick with it.
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One typically doesn’t buy new forks and spoons frequently hence the reason this area stays easily organized. Drawer Organizer
Similar to the utensil drawer, you’re not buying towels and bedsheets every week. You’re more likely to get attached to your clothes than you are with towels and sheets, there’s not as much emotion tied to a linen closet.
Cleaning supplies are purchased every few months. Less purchases, means less to organizing which equates to an area being able to stay organized because it’s not being used frequently.
Spaces like these that don’t have frequent product purchases are the ones that are easy to keep organized. These three spaces will jumpstart your organizing journey, now go get started.