Professional organizers are fairly normal, lead normal lives and even have messy homes. Sometimes my clients ask about the state of my house. Is it perfectly organized? Are all of my containers and shelves labeled? Is my clothing closet organized by color?
The answer is NO. Even though I’m passionate about organization and enjoy helping others feel better through organization, I’m far from being….
A Perfectionist: I don’t feel a need to line things up, I do not fold my p.j.’s, underwear or my fitted sheets and I do not use a level to hang our pictures on our walls. The punctuation and grammar are no where near perfect in my blog posts.
Done is better than perfect.
A Clean freak: I love organizing but not cleaning. Our house has a lived-in look, including: dust on the furniture, finger prints on the windows, and floors that need washing. We can find things because the house is organized but it’s not in pristine condition. We put things away when we are finished with them but there may be dirty dishes in our sink at any given time.
Good enough is good enough.
A labeling addict: I’ve used my label maker in client’s homes more than my own. At home I usually opt for masking tape and sharpie. Recently I labeled some light switches. We have lived in our home for 9 years and I still had trouble remember which switch turned on our entryway light. A simple solution. Why did it take me so long to label it?
If you visited my home you would see I’m fairly normal, but please call first to warn me:)
My favorite quote is the following by Michael J. Fox “I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.”