The Mistakes Everyone Makes When Starting To Get Super Organized
By LAUREN SCHOTT
Doing Too Much
You didn't accumulate a house full of clutter overnight, and you won't be able to declutter it in one sitting either. It is crucial to set realistic goals, like completing one 15-minute organizational task each day that will motivate you and give you a sense of accomplishment.
The reality is that you live in your house, so your home will look lived in. For an organization system to work, it has to be easily maintained in a way that fits into your lifestyle, even on busy days.
Organizing your living space becomes easier when you get rid of all unwanted clutter first. It's counterintuitive and unproductive to work items into your organizational systems that you no longer need or want — as the more things you have, the more difficult it becomes to maintain them all.