6 Home Organization Myths


"Better to Just Buy a New One"

­Myt­h: "It's easier to buy another one of what I need than to spend half the day searching for the one that is out in the garage somewhere."

Fact: Repeatedly purchasing the same items and products is a common occurrence when you're disorganized. It is an admission of defeat, since you've allowed the clutter to control you rather than taking control of the clutter. Repeated purchases also perpetuate the original problem of too much clutter.

­Analysis: Organizing systematically and methodically assigns a specific place for everything. You then know exactly and precisely where everything is: It will be easy to find a given item, and you'll put it away in the same place. ­