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“Why I Cant Get Organized” Excuses Top 5 Excuses That We Hear

But it’s all too easy to come up with ways to put off de-cluttering, tidying and reorganizing. The problem is the more excuses you make, the more the clutter builds and the more things feel out of control.

Which of these top five excuses do you use to put off organizing? Let’s put a stop to them right now.

1. “I’m not like this at the office. It’s just at home”

Keeping a home is a second job on all of our plates. But it’s just as important, if not more important, than your job. You live there, maintain relationships with family there, and de-stress there. You deserve a home that’s a haven for you.Staying organized minimizes stress and frustration levels, and makes your home even more pleasant to come home to after a long day of work.

2. “If I organized my things, it wouldn’t stay organized for very long because I’m just lazy.”

Half the battle is realizing that you need a solution. Identify your most time-wasting or frustrating patterns. Maybe you’re not getting daily duties done (like cleaning dishes or sorting mail) or you’re spending a lot of time looking for belongings each week. Your belongings all need a place to live, so that it’s easy to put items away and prevent clutter. You also need motivation. It’s not always easy to keep up with organization at first. Get your family involved as a team – create systems together that are easy to follow.

3. “It’s not just about cleaning. I’d have to rearrange my entire room!”

Having new places for your items will allow you to see more of what you have. You may discover belongings that you no longer have a use for, which is a great way to rid yourself of clutter that is doing nothing but taking up space. Approach reorganization like a creative design project, knowing that it will be making a lasting and positive change in your life.

4. “My clutter is just small stuff that I don’t have a place for, it’s not that big a deal.”

How much “small stuff” do you have? The accumulation of a lot of small things can lead to one big problem: clutter! Try separating these items into categories, depending on where you use them and how often you use them.

5. “If I put things away, I won’t see them, and then I won’t use them.”

Less “stuff” means more space to keep things that are truly essential for you and your family. For example, rid that drawer of all unnecessary receipts and business cards that you don’t need to make room for office supplies that you readily use, like staplers, paper clips, and pens. Purge your closet of the clothes you haven’t worn in the last year (we all have them!) and turn them into hand-me-downs or donations.

No more excuses!