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Ditching the Devil on Your Shoulder: Perfectionism

posted by Sarah on October 26, 2009 | print article | e-mail to a friend
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  • Niurka

    I learn that life is short. When you worry about the little things, life goes by faster.

  • Andie Anderson

    Great advice. Thank you so much.

  • Amy Ray

    If we are struggling with perfectionism when it comes to keeping an organized home, it may be due in part to the marketing associated with Getting Organized. Look at the magazines with their pictures of neat homes with perfectly coordinated displays of bins and baskets that match the decor, nifty closet configurations and kitchens with perfectly stacked configurations behind GLASS cabinet doors. We have to look at it the way we look at fashion models. It’s almost an unattainable standard.

  • Sarah Welch


    I couldn’t agree more! We call that airbrushed fantasy world “Org Porn” for just that reason. 🙂

  • Hollie

    If you had that “perfect” kitchen that you see in magazines, all you would do every day is stare at it…you would become obsessed with it’s perfection that you wouldn’t want to interact or mess with it. Then, organization becomes this obsession and your priorities go out of wack and you start to be become obsessive-compulsive and family relationships may become affected…Just remember – There’s really no “perfect” way to do something – there’s only YOUR way…and if you can make your way more effective by delegating, focusing on the most important things, and ditching perfection, then you are on your way to to making your life happily organized without the OBSESSION of what you THINK is perfect. 🙂

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