Sometimes, there is a misconception that a professional organizer has been and should always be tidy, that they would never have the same problems with a messy house as one of their clients.
But here's the truth - you can be an organized person and still struggle with messiness in your home. *gasp* It feels like a terrible, shameful secret, right? Wrong! I believe it can actually be an asset. In my opinion, experiencing that struggle makes you a better organizer because you can sympathize with your clients. You can also recommend systems that you know from personal experience to be effective.
There are a multitude of reasons why homes descend into chaos - health issues, lack of time, exhaustion, too many possessions for limited space, personal crisis. The list could go on. The point is, we have all experienced at least one of these factors and know how quickly things can start feeling out of control.
The good news is that you don't have to be condemned to a disorderly life forever. There is one fairly simple thing you can do that helps keep the tide of disorder at bay. It works whether you've just cleaned and organized your home or whether you haven't quite made it to that point yet. At a minimum, your space won't become more disorganized.
And that one simple thing is - PUT. IT. AWAY. That coat you usually fling over the arm of your sofa? Hang it up. Right when you walk in the door. As in, don't even put it on the sofa in the first place! Same for your purse, your laptop bag, your shoes, your work clothes, your dirty workout clothes. You get the picture.
Once you start getting yourself in the habit, it will just happen naturally without having to think about it. It's not rocket science, but sometimes we need things spelled out in black and white for it to click! What's even better, is that by forming this one tiny habit, you will not only be tidier and more organized, but you also save time and effort. Now, who can't get behind that?