Eevn with all the TV shows and articles about organizing and how to do it, people still carry misconceptions about it. When I meet someone new who is interested in learning what it takes, I often have to dispel one or more of these misconceptions. I recently reread one of my favorite organizing books, Organizing From the Inside Out, by Julie Morgenstern. In it she does a great job giving you another way of looking at those misconceptions.
Misconceptions About Organizing
Misconception: Organizing is a mysterious talent. Some lucky people are born with it, while others are left to suffer.
Fact: Organizing is a skill.
Misconception: Getting organized is an overwhelming, hopeless chore.
Fact: Organizing boils down to the same very simple, predictable processes that need to be mastered.
Misconception: It’s impossible to stay organized.
Fact: Organizing is sustainable if you build it around the way you think and designed to grow and adapt with your life and work change.
Misconception: Organizing is a nonproductive use of time.
Fact: Those who are disorganized will feel overwhelmed, unsure of which way to turn and flounder. It costs more time to be unorganized.