Why I can’t Organize Myself Like I can Organize You.
You’d think my home would be immaculate, right? You’d be wrong.
Yes, my systems are great. And, yes, I am super-efficient. But my house has people in it, so it has clutter!
I try to show you pictures often of overflowing trash cans, piles of laundry and “messes”. Because that IS my life.
Additionally, just like anyone else, I need to purge annually and “re-set” my own systems. And I do, but not nearly with the speed and efficiency that I do for my clients.
I have been really thinking about this because I like to use summer to get my house as organized as possible, and I am creeping along at a snail’s pace. I have come up with 3 reasons.
#1 I am working A LOT. Naturally, if you are not AT home, you cannot organize a home.
#2 My daughter is not a neat nick. Seriously. 8:30 am – no Inspector Clouseau needed for the detective work here. She clearly…
Ate Spaghetti O’s…
Had a drink…
Did an art project…
All before 8:30 am – how can I keep up with this?
#3 It is easier to clean up someone else’s mess.
A few years ago, I cleaned houses. I was pretty good, too. I could clean a 3-4 bedroom house top to bottom in 3 hours including washing the kitchen floor on my hands and knees.
My house – 8 hours. Naturally I had to pick up “stuff.” I would usually reorganize as I went. I also did all the laundry that day. I would change light bulbs and small repairs…
But at the end of the day both houses were very clean. One took 3 hours, the other 8.
It’s just the nature of the beast. Cleaning and organizing your own stuff will take 2-3 times longer than having a professional do the job.
So cut yourself some slack. And I’ll try, too. It’s going to get done… just maybe not today.