For most of my friends and family, I’m the most organized person they know. Everything has a place, even hidden spaces are organized and tidy, and I can find anything I’m looking for almost instantly. And yet, nothing in my house looks like this:
This space is absolutely gorgeous, and seeing a space so organized has the same effect on me as doing yoga does on others. I’m just kidding… sort of. The act of organizing and the end results do help me relax, enjoy the spaces around me, and make my life easier which simply leads me to feel more joyful.
So why don’t my spaces look like this? Simple, I don’t think it’s realistic OR helpful. There is a very small percentage of the human population that lives like this, and they probably carry their label maker in their purse every day. Honestly, my purse is heavy enough already!
Honestly these types of images frustrate me. Just like the photo-shopped model in a fashion magazine, I feel like these images set up unrealistic expectations, and rather than inspiring us they leave us feeling defeated and thinking “my pantry will never look like that so why even bother?!” Being honest with all of you about what works in real life is incredibly important to me and this post is no different.