I really like this-- good mix of old school and new school myths.
According to every stat I could find, "Get organized" is one of the top 10 resolutions that pop up every year. Like "Quit smoking" and "Get in shape", "Get organized" recurs so often because it's so.hard.to.do.
I love to be organized. It doesn't always happen, but I try really really hard. This list of organization myths made me feel a little better about decluttering overall.
My favorite is #2. I love for everything to have a home of its own. Here, I see that maybe that's not as efficient as I thought.
#3 drives me crazy. Do not spend money on tons stuff in which to stash more stuff! I've gotten much better at #5, but I don't entirely agree with #9. Some things are sacred-- no matter how badly they cramp your house or your style. But DO get rid of things that are only marginally-special, or that you realistically have no use for.
Some think an organized space is an organized mind; others operate under the messy-desk/clear mind excuse. You should do whatever works for you. And only start a system that you can commit to. Color-coded files and dedicated containers only work when you continue to use them.
Best wishes for clearing the chaos in your own life, in your own way!
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