Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Change and organizing

Here's one of my favorite quotes about organizing, from the veteran organizer Julie Morgenstern's book Organizing From the Inside Out:
“Every time we go through a major change, we experience a breakdown in our organizational systems.”
This is really true, and it means that when you know a big change is coming, you can anticipate the havoc it is going to wreak on your systems and plan for that. Expecting this can make it so that when the change and the disorganization happens, you don't feel so out of control and you can get back into the swing of things, or adapt to your changed circumstances more easily.

Lelah Baker-Rabe is a Los Angeles-based professional organizer. To discuss your organizing needs, call her at 818.269.6671 or email

1 comment:

  1. I think it also helps if you simplify your new system rather than complicate it.

    My general rule of thumb is: When you add something, remove it.

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