Julie Morgenstern | Organizing From The Inside Out
I once emailed Gretchen Rubin for a book recommendation on decluttering and organization (after all, getting rid of clutter is one of her four foundation habits). Gretchen responded with her suggestion: Organizing From The Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern.
I'm embarrassed to say I've read portions of the book, but not the entire book. I'd like to change that, so I'm starting reading it over again.
In the first chapter of her book, Morgenstern talks about how organization isn't some magical quality that some are born with and others are not; It's a skill that anyone can learn. This is good news for me because I am certainly not someone who was born organized.
I also love her definition of organization. She writes:
I'd like to propose a new definition of organization: 'Organizing is the process by which we create environments that enable us to live, work, and relax exactly as we want to. When we are organized, our homes, offices, and schedules reflect and encourage who we are, what we want, and where we are going.'
It's not about creating an organized home. It's about creating the life you want.