"I Don't Have Time to Get Organized"

"I don't have time to get organized!" I hear this a lot from people and this may be one of a few closely held beliefs for many of us. Take a look at four common misconceptions about what being organized means.

Common Organizing Misconceptions:

1. I am not meant to be organized. 

This is untrue. Anyone can learn to create and maintain organization. It's a learned system. Every organizing system doesn't work for everyone - you have to find the one that works for you - or create your own.

2. Once I get organized, my creativity will decrease. 

Think about it: once things are in place, your mind will be free and clear to think about the special new project and those creative juices will start flowing. When things are in their place (it doesn't have to be perfect) it free's your mind and you can think outside of the box more. 

3. I don't have time to get organized.

Organizing will actually save you time and money in the long run. How long do you spend looking for lost items? How much do you spend on duplicate items or on buying extras, "just in case?" When you get organized, you save time and money. 

4. I will become too uptight with organizing if I start now.

Being organized will reduce your need to control and make sure 'every little thing' is perfect. Things will be in their place and have a 'home,' or place they belong and go to at the end of (most) every day. 

What now?

Have you experienced any of these misconceptions yourself? Can you think of any other ones? 

I am available to help with these organizing roadblocks as well as dozens more... I travel a lot and am also available by Skype. If you'd like to book me for a project - small or large - give me a shout! 

Happy Organizing!