Imperfection

Room for Imperfection

Room for Imperfection

Organization does not equal perfection. 

The idea behind creating simple space in your life is not to become enslaved to maintaining a perfect home. Rather it is to establish helpful systems so that you can live and use your home well. If we are vulnerable and honest, usually our own internal thoughts are our worst critics. Mine certainly can be. As a professional organizer sometimes I worry that my home should always be perfectly clean and tidily organized, but here is the truth. It is not always. Often at the end of the day there is a room that could use vacuuming, or unpaid bills laying on the table, some laundry that needs folded and put away, my husband's coin collection spread out on the dining room table, dishes in the sink. I could look at these things as failures; but they aren't. They are simply signs that my home is a lived in place.