I wanted to share the top 3 organizing mistakes everyone makes as well as a few solutions to make organizing your home a breeze. Don’t get me wrong…there is no “right” way to organize.  There are many different ways to get to the end result of an organized space.  However, as a professional organizer, I’ve seen my fair share of mistakes people have made trying to #getittogether.  Bless their hearts, I just don’t think they know any better!  So, I’m here to save you from making those same mistakes and maybe even save you from yourselves.

Top 3 Organizing Mistakes

1.  Buying organizing supplies first. 
Has NO ONE ever heard the saying “Putting the cart before the horse?”  Well, same thing.  Don’t buy ANYTHING until you purge the space!
2.  Getting caught up in where your discards are going. 
Just let things go.  There are thousands of charitable organizations out there whose sole purpose is to help others.  They are all worthy of your donations.  Make it convenient for yourself and take to the nearest location.  Or even better, call one who will do FREE pickup!
3.  Thinking that once a space is complete then you’re all set.
If you remember that organizing is a process and not a destination, your long term success will be higher!  Do something everyday that ensures your “stuff” doesn’t get out of control ever again!
I hope some of these organizing tips help guide your next project. If you are not sure the time is “right” 2B Organized, check out our post about “Later is Now” for the extra motivation to get you going, and when in doubt, give us a call for the support you need! For more inspiration, tips and more from the daily life of a professional organizer, visit my Facebook page or check out our Instagram. We would love to see your organizing successes and failures (because we all have them and at least we can laugh together about it).
xo- Betsy