Ugly Organizing Systems Are Not All Bad

Organization isn’t always pretty; in fact, it can be downright ugly, and many ugly organizational systems are more effective than pretty ones. If you look up the word “organized” in the dictionary, you see words like structured, controlled, and systematic. Now, while these are great descriptors, it makes me think of warehouses in rows and columns. I’m not saying that type of system isn’t effective, but it just doesn’t work for me. What it really comes down to is whether I know exactly where something is when I need it.

We sometimes get lost when we’re looking at a solution or a structure, but what we need to understand is its function, not its label. So, even though it’s ugly, but it works for you, own it! In the video below, I share insight on my own organizing system and why many times ugly is the way to go. If you have ADHD and struggle with organization, you might want to check it out!

Let me know if you can identify with this!

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