Why You Are the Best Person to Organize Your Stuff

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Image of people standing on a sidewalk and the phrase, Why You are the Best Person to Organize Your StuffHave you ever wondered who is the best person to organize your belongings?

I’ll give you a teeny hint. It’s someone very close to you.

In this post I offer a few inspiring points and tips as to why you are the best person to organize your belongings.

Need some inspiration when it comes to decluttering and organizing your clothes closet, living room coffee table, or junk drawer?

You’ll be happy to know you are the best person in the world to do the job. Why?

Well, for starters, you are unique. There’s no one else in the world exactly like you.

That being said, you have a wealth of information at your disposal when it comes to organizing your belongings. For example:

You know how you work.
You know your own preferences and tastes, including likes and dislikes.
You know your habits.

…and so on and so forth.

You just need to come to terms with who you are so you can create an organizing solution (or solutions) that works for you.

Here’s a few tips to help you keep true to yourself and your organizing goals and approaches:

Be honest with yourself when it comes to your tastes.

You’re interested in organizing your desk, so you try a symmetrical desk caddy with built-in compartments. You’re not wild about the product and end up abandoning it. A few weeks later, you purchase a similar item, try to use it, but end up frustrated once again. Honesty goes a long way when it comes to organizing. Choose whatever tools and materials work for you, and not what you *think* should work. Instead of using that built-in organizer, perhaps you’d flourish creating your own storage containers out of those beautifully painted wooden containers you’ve been collecting over the years.

Pay attention to your daily and weekly habits.

Your habits are a roadmap to how you interact with your belongings. What’s the first thing you do when you arrive at the office in the morning? How about when you come home from the gym or pick up the postal mail from the mailbox? You can get some great clues from your habits when you need to identify what really needs to get organized in your life. This does take some conscious effort and thought, but it is well worth it in the end.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Just because someone else may say a thing isn’t organized, doesn’t necessarily mean it is the case. As long as you can work with the system you’ve created for yourself, you are in a good place. If it’s not broken, don’t waste time trying to fix it! There’s better ways to spend your time and energy.

How about you? How do you make use of your own knowledge about yourself to help you better organize your belongings? Join in the conversation and leave a comment below?

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Rashelle Isip is a New York City-based professional organizer and productivity consultant who helps people get organized so they can stress less, have more fun, and be happier at home. Her work has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Business Insider, and The Atlantic. Get access to her free guide, 10 Simple Ways to Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective, by clicking here.