The 9 Essential Habits of a Professional Organizer
December 08, 2015
When I arrived in Seattle in August, I moved into the smallest apartment possible -- a 225 sqft pod. It served multiple purposes. For one, I could sign up for it sight unseen from my iPhone as I made my way cross country from DC. Second, it rents month to month. So in case I didn't like Seattle, it would be easy for me to move back. Third, it would help me decide whether or not I could live with a smaller footprint. After having spent the last 4 months moving and organizing stuff in DC, I was so ready for a pared down life -- in theory -- but I wanted to make sure. One of the many benefits of small footprint living is that you have no choice but to adopt rigid habits to stay organized. The alternative is well...picture this: dinner plates with food on them, used coffee cups, fruit, books, paper, dirty sweats, clean sweats, books, backpacks, a bed, and a bathroom all crammed into a closet. That's the alternative. Thankfully, in August, I saw this post from House Beautiful: 9 Things Professional Organizers Do Every Day. What's important in any home, becomes essential in a tiny home.