Your Way CAN Work!

Don’t get too bogged down with society’s idea of what you have to do to be successful when it comes to organizing.

While I find that there are certain techniques that really do work across the board, there are usually simple adjustments you can make in the mean time to make your way work for you!

I was just chatting with someone the other day and she said, somewhat sheepishly, “I wish I could come up with a better way to do my laundry. My clothes never seem to make it out of the bin into the closet or dresser once they’re clean and dry.”

The first thing I said was “Well, I’m glad at least that you’re doing your laundry. You’re already a step ahead!”

She was pretty surprised by my reaction, I think, because she was expecting me, The Organizing Coach, to reprimand her and tell her what she should change.


This is the myth I want to dispel. When I work with my clients, my goal is not to change everything in their life and cause them to fuss with a whole new way of living. My goal is simply to help them navigate into a life free from clutter and chaos so they can do more of what they love. This looks different for everyone, and that’s what I shared with her.


I suggested that, instead of trying to conform to what society tells us we should do (i.e. as soon as your laundry is done, it should be perfectly folded and placed into a dresser, or it should be hung in the closet), she should simply separate her items into multiple bins, so it’s easier to sort through and pick out her clothes each day.


There are so many different types of storage options, and none of them are better than any others. It’s simply a matter of finding the ones that work best for you!


She was so surprised to find that keeping her clothes in a bin was an option for her. It had never crossed her mind that it was okay to do that.

Rest assured, it’s okay. Not everyone needs everything to be color coded and perfectly placed.

My experience has shown me that those things certainly make life more efficient, but if that’s not what works for you, then don’t feel like you have to do it that way.


Find what way works for you and keep at it.

There’s always room for improvement, if you’re open to it, but don’t feel like your way has to go by the wayside.