Whether you’re considering a major home improvement project or just want your space to be more organized and functional, make sure you set an objective you can achieve. I’ve worked with clients for two decades as a professional organizer and when we start a project, I encourage them to strive for function over perfection.
Perfection isn’t attainable.
Look for ways to make your space more functional and you’ll be more likely to reach your goal and create the space you want.
For example, organizing a more functional kitchen space could mean clearing off your countertops of appliances and gadgets you no longer use, and storing all your baking items in the same area so everything you need is in one place. You’ll be more efficient in your kitchen when items are grouped with like items, and when you’ve got more space to work with. That makes your kitchen more functional even if it’s not perfectly cleaned, or perfectly organized because you can’t find a permanent home for items in the junk drawer.
Organizing your home can seem like a monumental task, but it gets easier when you break it down into smaller tasks that contribute to your overall goal of function over perfection. Check out my article on how to power sort.
If you don’t know where to start, try downloading 10 Tips for Organizing Your Home. There are great ideas on how to organize based on your learning style and how to make the most of closet space.
Of course, sometimes it’s easier to enlist the help of a professional. If that sounds like something you’d be interested in send me an email: Linda@UnclutteredNW.com to set up your consultation.