Challenging 4 Organization Paradigms

Possible Organization


When we look to organize our homes or living spaces, we often picture this Pinterest perfect, HGTV vision. This is not always the reality we live in for numerous reason. It may not be accessible due to cost, time, or the season of life you are in. Also, remember that we show our best selves on Pinterest or on HGTV. The big reveal on Fixer Upper is shown before the space is lived in. Once we remove this vision of perfection and organization, we can move forward.

Children = A Cluttered, Lack of Style Home

Next challenge people often face or think is that they cannot have a pleasant, stylish, or beautiful space because you have children. Yes, it is a given that there will be toys or books everywhere. There is a difference between seeing a home that is lived in and a home that is a museum. Kids want to play and there are great benefits to play. There can be a balance to your living space and childhood.


Another misconception is that organizing your space is expensive. It most certainly can be expensive, but I am here to tell you that it does not need to be expensive. There are a variety of cost effective solutions or ways to organize with what you have in your home. It can still look beautiful and be functional.

Organized vs. Not Organize

There are organized people and there are people that are not organized. I do not believe that this is accurate. I believe that everyone is organized in their own way. What will work for me may or may not work for you. Once you accept this, then you can give yourself permission and freedom to organize your space, your way. I believe being organized is learned and consistently evolves. For example, when I lived by myself, my space was always fairly organized. I have alphabetized and micro, complex organization systems. When I moved in with my husband, my system needed to change. I fought it. There was definitely a virtual tug of war because we organize so differently. Finally, we have come to common practices for success. Having children added a new complexity. We are still working through organizing for a family of four. As our children grow, we will need to continue to change and evolve our style, our systems.

Organization is…

  • Personal and individual
  •  Your joy and freedom
  • Functional
  •  Ever changing and evolving
  • Time Saving

Organization is NOT…

  • Perfection
  • Expensive
  • Stagnant
  • Constricting
  • Complicated

I believe that an organized home is possible for anyone. There are no rules. We need to define our spaces and organization systems for our families – not for society or what our culture states. Our homes must be functional, we can only define what this means for our lives, for our families.

When I tell you that there are no rules, do you feel a sense of relief? Do you feel less overwhelmed by your ability to organize? Does it seem more in reach?

If you need a little help, I am always available for a call or to walk alongside you to organize your space. Taking action and starting today will be impactful. As a side note, stay tuned because I will be releasing an Organizing Course to get your home prepared intentionally and personally. This may help you get started.

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Published by Ashley Strong

I am a hardworking, full-time mother of two beautiful children under the age of two. When I became a mother for the first time almost 2 years ago, I changed greatly. Being a mother is one of the most amazing roles and I am grateful for the blessing. It is also one of the most challenging jobs, whether you are a working mother or a stay at home mom. Working through postpartum depression, I determined that the challenges of motherhood and life seemed to be overshadowing the many joys of motherhood. With much research, I found that the same words continued to pop up: intentional, purposeful, and mindful. This led me to start thinking about how I can be more intentional, purposeful, and mindful in all aspects in my life. The thought is really profound and overwhelming because it could be a major change for my family. I believe in this change and I am jumping into this journey with the great support of my husband. Here I am blogging about my journey. Please join me!

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