Do you ever pick up a magazine with a flashy title such as “How to Get Organized This Weekend”? The photographs show beautiful, color coordinated rooms with perfect spaces for every item.
They are supposed to inspire, but frequently they leave us with a feeling of “I can never do that.” My advice is, don’t even try. Most of the magazines “stage” the results, often without including the items that were originally in the space. Furthermore, many of them are more focused on selling products than they are on giving practical instruction for how to get organized. I recommend people follow the same approach to organizing all spaces: