Organizing myth #1: It takes money to be organized.

I’d like to go so far as to say that organizing requires no money at all.

TV shows like Real Simple and Web sites such as Simplify 101 offer helpful organizing advice, but they tend to prey upon disorganized people by appealing to a typical false belief: that people can be more organized if only they buy the perfect binder, bag or bin.

Living in an organized way is about having simple and effective habits, not the newest gadgets.

In my experience, the typical person already has in his/her home everything he/she needs to accommodate all of their possessions and live in a happy, organized, productive manner. All that is required is a dose of inspiration, a bit of motivation, and the desire to change a few simple habits.

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