Ideas for a Simple, Clutter-Free Life
A Lifelong Process
Completing an organizing idea is only the beginning, as there will be a constant flow of things into your life. You need to have a plan in place and make the commitment to stick to the plan.
“Organizing is a process, not an event,” says Leist. “You have to make it a habit and repeat your process faithfully. If not, it will break down and be impossible to get organized.”
Ann from Middlebury, CT, was having a major problem with her closet. Her solution: “I color coordinated my clothes to save time picking outfits; and I put shoes in plastic containers, so I could see which pair is inside each box.” Now, not only does Ann like the way her closet looks, she has a system in place to keep it that way.
Ann has applied this philosophy to her entire household. “I feel in control most of the time, and getting organized makes my life flow easily,” she says. Think about the way your life "flows" and then go to it! You're in control. Time to tame the chaos once and for all!