Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Living Better With Less... Bad Advice

Rule: "Take 15 minutes at the end of each day to organize your space."

WHY THIS IS BAD ADVICE: If you’re unorganized to begin with, all you can really accomplish in 15 minutes at the end of the day, when you’re likely tired (and cranky), is to simply move things from one spot to another. It’s not enough time to give something a proper home, ensuring you can find it when needed again. Maybe you can hang up your coat in the coat closet if there’s room among the overflowing toolbox, unused sports equipment, and luggage…

GOOD ADVICE: Like anything worth doing, organizing your home requires planning, time, and motivation to have lasting effects. Only after you’ve taken the time to give all your things a proper home, based on how it’s used and how often, does this advice actually work.

There are plenty of quick and easy fixes for all kinds of problems in life. My purpose for this blog is to help you come up with lasting solutions to organizing your home. To help you create a beautiful, functional space to enjoy all that you love in life. And believe me, to do so takes more than 15 minutes…

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's great advice Laura; the fifteen minute thing is simply a maintenance trick.

Occasionally, someone I know will describe what I do as "tidying" and I'm horrified! Tidying is a cosmetic quick fix, not the architecture that true organisation really is. It's a common misunderstanding.