What to Do When Picking up and Putting Away Isn’t Keeping You Organized

Picking Up

In this post, I will discuss some things to do when picking up and putting away isn’t keeping you organized.

Picking up and putting away is different from decluttering and organizing. When the amount of stuff surrounding you causes overwhelm and makes you feel like you have no idea where to start, it can be immobilizing. It can even feel defeating, especially when this is a repeat pattern for you and perhaps others who share the same four walls. It’s time to break the cycle.

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Why Trying to Be Perfect Isn’t Perfect

Perfect Flower

We Are Not Perfect

Guess what? I’m not perfect. Yes, a shocker to my friends and family, I’ll admit it. As much as I love to have things in order and feel so much better when everything is put away where it belongs, I’m only human and I’ve made a mistake or two plenty of mistakes in my life.

In this article, I’m going to address why trying to be perfect isn’t perfect. I think a lot of people who lean towards perfectionistic tendencies are very hard on themselves. Individuals who struggle with this often have very high expectations for themselves, and sometimes for other people, as well.

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Meet Michelle

Michelle Rosen, Professional Organizer

Michelle Rosen – Professional Organizer

Michelle created Hop To It Organizers, LLC so that she could fulfill her passion to support others in their personal and professional lives through organizing and continuous improvement practices. Read more on our About page …

Is it Time to Clean Out Your Storage Unit?


What Are You Using Your Storage Unit For?

This post explores the pros and cons of having an off-site storage unit. If you have one, should you keep it or should you clean it out and let it go?

It often depends. What you are using your storage unit for? If you’re like many others, an answer you might give is that you are holding on to it in case you “might need the stuff inside someday”. Other responses include saving furniture and other household items for kids or grandkids, storing overflow from the home, and simply not wanting to face the task of cleaning it out.

What do you think? Are these reasons good enough to hold on to it? If you’re not accessing your things regularly or using the stuff inside, perhaps there’s a better use for your hard earned money. According to an article that I read on sparefoot.com, the average cost of a 10 x 10 square foot unit is now $96.09 per month, and a 10 x 20 is $137.06 per month. Can you think of a better use for that money each and every month, year over year?

There are good reasons to rent overflow space. I’ll get to those in just a bit, but first, let’s take a look at some interesting facts and figures.

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