“Is your home very organized?” is a question I often get asked. The short is answer is “Yes, basically.” Let me break the question down into different components of what people are really asking me:
- Q: Is your home cluttered? A: No.
If I keep clothing that doesn’t get worn, books that go unread, or anything else that doesn’t get used, the space will feel cramped and cluttered. I am constantly weeding out and giving away. We are a family of eight in a three bedroom one floor apartment. I can only keep what we use and things we love.
- Q: Is your home organized? A: Yes.
Everything has a place. I MUST know where things are when I need them or when someone asks “Where’s the…?” It cuts down on stress and frustration to be able to locate where things are.
- Q: Is your home picture-perfect? A: Yes, but for only the duration of five minutes, long enough to take a photo to prove it had been straightened.
I would like it to look nice when my husband comes home from work or when guests arrive, but it doesn’t last. We have accepted the “lived-in casual look”.
I hope this answers what inquiring minds wanted to know. Even a home organizer has their own home organizing challenges because a home is always evolving and one must adapt to the changing needs of the family. The key is to seek solutions in order to keep the household running smoothly.
Thanks for reading.
Karen, T.K.K. (The Klutter Koach)
October 17, 2017