How to be an organized household

Professional organizer Beth Zeigler explains how setting expectations and goals can help you get started in organizing your household
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There's a great quote by Voltaire - perfectionism is the enemy of the good. And I also find that a big roadblock to getting organized is clients thinking that it needs to be perfect. That they need to have the perfect containers. It needs to be the perfect time. They need to wait until January 1 when they're making resolutions. When really, they just need a good plan and a little bit of time to make some headway. Oftentimes people think oh it has to look like Martha Stewart in order for it to be organized. It has to be perfect before I start. I have to have every container from the Container Store in order for this to work. And really you just need a really good plan and a little bit of time and some realistic expectations. One of my favorite takeaway tips for being more organized is just bringing in less stuff. If you can just have a mantra. And my mantra when I'm at the store, and I guess it's less of a mantra and more of a question, just asking myself, do I really need it? And just being more conscious about what you're bringing into your home. I heard this from somewhere. Just another organizing sort of phrase. Let the store hang onto that stuff. It will be there when you need it. And whatever you don't have you can borrow.
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Professional organizer Beth Zeigler explains how setting expectations and goals can help you get started in organizing your household

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Beth Zeigler

Professional Organizer

Beth created B•neato Professional Organizing after someone recognized her organizing talents and told her about the National Association of Professional Organizers. Ever since, she's been blogging about getting organized for well-known companies, such as Apartment Therapy and Rubbermaid. Beth's goal is to make getting organized accessible to all which is why she created No Mess No Stress Organizing Boot Camp (which is known in some circles as a work-out for your filing system). When she's not helping clients de-clutter, Beth can be found keeping her busy household in order in Silver Lake, CA.

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