At the beginning of working with someone who wants to get organized, their perceived problem is that they don’t know how to organize, and they don’t have the proper organizing tools and supplies. However, what they don’t realize is that organizing IS the problem!
As a professional organizer and downsizing specialist, I know that learning how to fold or store something is not going to help me or anyone else get organized and stay organized. While organizing products help to add functionality and purpose to a space, they are not going to be THE things that change a person’s life.
The true problem is having too much stuff. More specifically, WHY we have too much stuff. The professional organizing industry sees eight common barriers to letting go of stuff.
It is not a simple process. You can’t just get rid of everything you don’t use, because that’s not really what matters.