It is hard to deny that these perfectly organized homes in DIY and HGTV shows make you wish your home is just as organized. They make it seem so easy to do. One must wonder how much time it would take to maintain these perfectly organized homes? Such perfection is time consuming and takes a lot of time to maintain. Well the good thing is perfection is subjective. A perfectly organized home for me could be imperfect for you.
When a client tells us that his goal is to have a perfectly organized and pretty space, it is great but he needs to set realistic expectation for himself. He will live in this new space and if he doesn’t have time to maintain the organization, it will not stay perfect.
When you start organizing, ask yourself this question:
How much time do I want to spend maintaining my organized space?
If you have all the time in the world and all you do is make sure your space is organized, then a perfectly organized home is achievable.
If the answer is very little time, which is common due to our busy lives, then organize your space for simplicity and convenience. You want to organize the way that make sense to your lifestyle. Focus on progress, not perfection. If your aim is to banish clutter in your home, every little bit of progress you make will get you one step closer to your goal.
Don’t get all bent out of shape and grouchy with yourself if your closet isn’t Martha Stewart-esque after one day. Be nice to yourself. Forget about perfection, choose simplicity. Your house will look great and you won’t have to suffer the burden of perfection.