When they hear I’m a Professional Organiser, people often ask “So, is your house always neat and tidy?” The answer is no, not always. But it is always organised. There’s a significant difference, and this morning I came across a blogpost which perfectly demonstrates this.
Take a look at Organize in Style’s What the Fort? Here’s a wonderful example of an organised home. The family is able to use it for living in. It only takes a moment to create this look, and another moment to restore it to Tidy.
Now here’s the part most folks find hard to believe… a tidy home can be disorganised. Imagine a beautiful living room with built-in cupboards. Nothing seems out of place. Until you open those cupboards. Inside they’re crammed full of loose photos, wrapping paper, a few Christmas decorations, batteries (are they new or used?) and CDs out of their cases. And that’s the difference between Tidy and Organised.