As I mentioned last week, one of our most popular episodes of all time on Life Made Simple, is episode #5: Top Organizing Strategies and Secrets Revealed. Not only is it one of the most downloaded episodes that we have, but it’s also an episode that I continue to get numerous messages about from our listeners.

In that episode I go into detail about my 5 Steps to Organizing Your Home. Here’s a quick review…

  1. Consolidate all like items.
  2. Sort them by category.
  3. Purge and let go of anything you don’t need or want.
  4. Find the best home for the items.
  5. Containerize by finding the best bins or containers, if needed.


Consolidate, sort, purge, find a home, and then containerize. Seems pretty straight forward right? Well, if it’s that easy, then why do so many people get stuck, overwhelmed, and then end up needing help? If it were really that easy, I’d be out of a job!

There are so many reasons why most people have a hard time organizing their home. There are many reasons why people get stuck. But there is one very common reason as to why many people get stuck and overwhelmed and then need to hire a professional organizer to help them finish the project .

It’s one of the main explanations as to why the end result of many organize efforts  ends up being hard to successfully maintain.

It’s because they organize backwards. And you just might be one of the many people who, without knowing it, organizes backwards.

In today’s episode I explain what it means to organize backwards, the many reasons WHY many people organize backwards, and 3 things you can do to prevent yourself from falling into that common trap.


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