We need to know what we mean by "organized." When you're organized, is your house, purse and car "magazine-ready?" Or is it a more relaxed than that--and being organized is a feeling of calm --you are on top of things-- even if the house isn't quite ready for a visit from the Queen?
Or does "being organized" mean you can make a meal without working around stuff on the counters, you can find that piece of paper at a moments notice, or you know where you keys are?
This is organized: everything has a home and the space is maximized as well as being easy to use. Hooray for function!
But this, too, says "organized" to me:
This says: come and relax. Everything is as it should be. This is how "being organized" feels to me.
When everything is as it should be at my house--
- the dishes are drying
- the bed is made
- laundry is in progress
- the bathrooms are clean
- the house is picked up
- the floors are vacuumed and swept
- I know where those papers are (whatever they are. There's always some you need to put your hands on right away!)
- and everything is put away.
Sort of how things were when I had my house tour in June!
What does "organized" mean to you?
ETA: You can catch all the posts in the series here.