Some of us were born with the "organized" gene. These lucky souls swan through life with perfect closets, pristine desks and spotless cars with nary a wad of Starbucks napkins tucked in an unexpected pocket. They might be robots. The rest of us stumble around in a disorganized haze, thinking of the pile of books on the desk as an irrelevant task that will be tackled "someday." Someday, when our to-do list is empty. Someday, when we're not stressed to the point of breakouts.
That "someday" never happens.
Luckily, there are infinite sources that'll guide you to a better way of life. One that doesn't involve finding old hard candies in the pocket of the winter coat you just brought out of storage. Here's a list of our favorites:
Organizing Made Fun The cynic in us doubts that organizing will ever be fun, but the encouraging tone of this site at least makes us feel slightly more confident about our endeavors. Definitely check out the "31 Days Of Spontaneous Organizing" series.
Clean & Scentsible If there is anyone who knows how to be organized, it's a busy mom. This blogger is exactly that -- to two boys, no less. Check out her "Household Organization Diet," then stick around for recipes for amazing things like salted caramel apple pie.
I Heart Organizing This organizing expert raises the bar on organizing experts by maintaining a perfect home despite a big renovation and three small boys. She also has a range of printables available that will streamline your life.
Organizing HomeLife Here, you'll find very specific advice ranging from printable home management binders to a series on how to frugally organize your pantry. A must-see for people who don't even know where to start.
Unclutterer "A place for everything, and everything in its place is our gospel." The web's top site for organization tips is edited by a former messy person, so we really have no excuse at this point. There's also a companion book, which promises to streamline your life in a week. Sounds good to us.
Have we missed anyone? What's your favorite organization blog?
There IS hope for messy types.