As a professional organizer, I often have the experience of people walking into my home and saying, “Your house is so neat…I wish I could be organized like you.” Whenever they say this, I have to laugh. Believe it or not, being “neat” really has nothing to do with being organized. In fact, it can sometimes mean the exact opposite.
The reality is, being organized simply means being able to find what you need, when you need it.
Most of the frustration we encounter with our “stuff” stems from the feeling of being out of control. Some of the symptoms of disorganization are lateness, missed deadlines, loss of possessions, forgetfulness and procrastination.