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"Unpopular Opinions of a Home Organizer: Embracing Individuality and Breaking Organizing Stereotype

Unpopular opinions of Home Organizing

As a home organizer, I have encountered many different opinions on how to keep a home organized. Some of these opinions are widely accepted, while others are considered unpopular. However, as an organizer, my goal is not to impose my beliefs on my clients but to help them find a system that works best for them. In this blog post, I will discuss some of the unpopular opinions I have encountered as a home organizer.

Minimalism is not for everyone.

Minimalism is a popular trend these days, but it is not suitable for everyone. Some people find joy in surrounding themselves with their belongings, and that is perfectly fine. As a home organizer, my role is to help my clients find a system that works for them, and if that system involves having more items in their home, then that is what we will work towards.

It's okay to have a "junk drawer."

We've all heard the phrase "everything has a place," but sometimes it's okay to have a catch-all drawer or basket. Not every item needs to be perfectly organized, and sometimes it's more efficient to have a designated spot for miscellaneous items.

You don't need to buy new organizational products.

While organizational products can be helpful, they are not necessary to keep a home organized. Some clients prefer to use what they already have, and I support that decision. We can work together to repurpose items or find alternative solutions to help them achieve their organizing goals.

The goal is not perfection.

Organizing is an ongoing process, and it's important to remember that the goal is not perfection. Life happens, and sometimes things get messy, but that doesn't mean the system isn't working. My goal as a home organizer is to help my clients create a system that is sustainable and works for them in their everyday lives.

Organization doesn't have to be time-consuming or require extensive planning.

While some organizing methods emphasize meticulous planning and investing significant time in the process, others believe in simple, intuitive systems. They prefer quick and practical solutions that fit seamlessly into their daily routines, rather than spending excessive time and effort on organization.

Perfectly matching containers and bins are not essential.

In the pursuit of an organized home, there is often an emphasis on using matching containers and bins. However, some organizers believe that functionality should take precedence over aesthetics. Mixing and matching containers they already have or repurposing items can be just as effective as investing in a perfectly coordinated set.

In conclusion, as a home organizer, I have learned that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to organizing a home. It's important to listen to my clients' needs and preferences and work together to create a system that works best for them, even if it involves some unpopular opinions. The key is to find a balance that allows them to live in a functional and comfortable space while also accommodating their personal preferences and lifestyle.

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