How organized do you want to be? Guess what, it’s your choice!
One of the definitions of the word organize is “to arrange in a coherent form; to systematize.” In the world of professional organizers we say that to be organized is to be able to find your things when you need them. Beyond that, it’s up to you. In my way of thinking, just how far you choose to go is totally up to you.
Do you want things to be functional, but beyond that – well it’s not worth your time? Or, do you love opening your closet or pantry and having everything tidy and beautiful? Personally, I have some of each. My rule of thumb for my own home is open storage needs to be more attractive than closed storage. I can find my things, but I generally don’t spend extra money to make the insides of my closets magazine-photo perfect.
One of the projects that I have just finished is organizing my kitchen utensil drawers. In this case, I decided that – even though they are closed storage – they are worth the time and money that it took to make them beautiful. (This is partly, because I love to cook and I wanted to be able to smile when I opened the drawers.) Continue reading How organized do you want to be?