Let’s not get lulled into a fantasy where most homes look like a Pinterest pin or a glossy photo straight from Martha Stewart Living. Those pictures, rather than representing reality, represent extreme versions of organization. And extreme thinking is unhelpful at best in the nitty-gritty, day-to-day world of organizing.
More helpful is to picture organization along a spectrum. On one end, we have Martha Stewart, and on the other end we have a house that is uninhabitable. If you’re a visual person, draw it out, and give it a scale.
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