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Blog: My New Home -- An Organizer's Adventure in Building, Selling, Moving
Know Your Goals



Sometimes as things go along in a project you get more into "doing" than planning. There's a tickling sensation at the back of your mind that you ought to check your plan to make sure you aren't missing something. But you're involved in completing tasks and you think "I've got some momentum, here. I'm on a roll. I don't have time to stop now."
 
It's a judgment call when to get back to the drawing board, check your task lists, measure yourself against your original goals and make sure any milestones coming up in the near future are supported.
 
Sometimes a project is a journey. It can be enriching and productive to let things take their course for a while. The creative process can demand a laid back schedule.
 
When I knit, I've learned it's imperative to correct mistakes at any cost. That's the thing about knitting you're doing it because of the pleasure you get from creating something. If you create something with a flaw, you ruin that pride. You might just as well have bought those mittens. There's no way the economics of knitting makes it worth while on its own.
 
A project such as moving and building a house demands more focus, however. Time is money. Fooling around with alternatives and allowing "creeping elegance" can be costly. Sometimes you're better off to leave minor flaws alone.
 
Similarly, organizing should not be an art form. Good organization will enable your blue sky activities, but it should not become one. In my opinion, organizing should be done with focus, simplicity and an eye for systems that are "just good enough." Good organization is a tool, not a goal.
 
The bottom line is: Know what your project goals are and adapt your implementation style to them.

posted on: 1/25/2008 1:30:00 PM by Ginny Gassman
category: Moving


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My New Home -- An Organizer's Adventure in Building, Selling, Moving


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Ginny Gassman is the owner of Tidy Cove, LLC, which provides professional organizing services for the New Hampshire Lakes Region. Tidy Cove publishes a free organizing tips newsletter.

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