Thursday, July 30, 2009

Organizing Myths

We received our monthly email from Smead Manufacturing yesterday.  The newsletter had a ton of great info but there was one item that spoke out to us--Organizing Myths.  Smead lists 3 Organizing Myths which are important to understand and debunk.  One of the most common myths when it comes to organizing is once you get organized--you'll stay organized (without continuous effort on your part).  You can only stay organized if you; maintain, keep going, keep it up, carry on, continue--you get the picture.  The important thing to understand is once you get organized, your systems and processes should make it easier to maintain which will grow into staying organized.  And don't worry if your systems change over time (they often do).  I actually like to compare getting organized to losing weight.  Once you lose the weight (and reach your goals) can you go back to eating junk food and expect to stay slim?  Heck to the no.  So let's hear it--Do you have any organizing myths you'd like debunked?  

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  1. This is SOOO true, Beth! As I was reading the article, I was thinking - it's just like weight loss! And then you mentioned it too.

    I think it's all about forming the right habits and working them into your daily life. It is a challenge (both weight loss & organizing), but it can be done - especially with support from a professional (personal trainer, professional organizer) who you are accountable and who will keep you on track!

    Oh, and by the way Beth, I need your help again!!


  2. Thanks Elaine--and sounds good. Let's set something up when I get back in town!


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