Back in the day, it wasn’t that challenging to maintain a tidy household because
frankly, people didn’t have many belongings. Your bow goes here, your arrow
goes there, and you’re already wearing your loincloth. Well, times have changed! We
live in a consumer-based economy, meaning that clothing and products are more
affordable than in past generations and, as a result, we have a lot of stuff! Enter the
need for home organization.
Simply put, home organization is the process of putting away one’s belongings. Is it
an art or a science? Definitely both! Organization appeals to left-brained people
because it’s logical and systematic. But the creativity involved in selecting how to
group things is fascinating to right-brained people. Scientists will marvel over an
office’s worth of items being condensed into a desk with a hutch, and artists will
enjoy the satisfaction of finding just the right floral file to hold the tax returns.
There’s something in home organization for everyone!
Is organizing a lot of work? Probably less than you think. The process I describe in
this book is very systematic and easy to follow. Basically, you assess the contents of
the room, decide what items will stay and what items will go, and find the best way
to display or store the items that you’re keeping.
The hard work is definitely worth it. An organized home has so many benefits; immediately,
you’ll notice that you’re saving valuable minutes because you aren’t spending
any time searching for missing items. With time, you’ll see that you spend less
money because you aren’t repurchasing items that you already have. Best of all,
your home will be a relaxing sanctuary that your family looks forward to returning to
at the end of the day. If you’re ready to create an orderly living space, Organizing Do-
It-Yourself For Dummies is the book for you. Sandra Munson