So…this is a common misconception. I have to admit that my house is sometimes not as clean as I’d like it to be. So what good does it do to organize? I’m glad you asked 🙂
Although my house is not always 100% perfect, 100% of the time, I don’t mind saying that my place is usually quite tidy. Organization makes it easier to keep it this way more often than most. It means that there’s a little home for pretty much everything in my space, and this has two results:
1. It takes only a few minutes to pick up everything and get it out of sight, and therefore it gets done more often. This is a big one.
2. I don’t have closets and cabinets bulging with items–I’m not afraid to open them, and if I need to tuck something away in quick order, I have space for that.
Please don’t fool yourself into thinking it has to be all or nothing. Your home doesn’t always need to replicate the pages of a magazine. However, a little organizing means that it will be easier to find and use the things you have, and also it will only take a few minutes to clean up if you have company coming over. So, your home will truly have that “lived in” feel. Because you’ll really be living in it.