Reorganizing: All at Once or a Little at a Time?

Reorganizing: All at Once or a Little at a Time?

We’ve heard both philosophies-

Whether you're overwhelmed by clutter or just looking for a more efficient system, we break down two popular methods below so you can choose which one works best for you.

  • All At OnceMarie Kondo, whose methods have made her a modern day global organization guru, professes it should be an all-at-once life changing event. Chipping away a bit at a time will never bring you to completion, she warns. 
  • A Little At A Time: Good Housekeeping, a trusted home advisor since the 1950s, says to pace yourself. Don't take on everything at once. Set aside 15 minutes per day.

So which is the right approach?

What we've learned from helping women transform their craft spaces for the past 20 years is that it essentially all boils down to motivation. Creating a new organization system can feel very overwhelming. The two methods, all-at-once and 15 minutes per day, are different strategies to move you into action. The only right way to do it is the way that inspires you to get going.

  • If you're the type that thrives on big moves and the promise of dramatic results fast, all-at-once is for you. And you're not alone. Marie Kondo’s method has resonated with hundreds of thousands of people.
  • If you’re the type who feels a sense of relief breaking big tasks into smaller ones, then 15 minutes per day is the right approach for you. Good House Keeping has guided women for decades with this technique.

Whichever way you approach it, keep your eyes on the prize and you will get there. And remember that developing an organization system is just the first step. Learn more about why crafters are turning to the DreamBox to help them stay organized—for good!

What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below and tell us which approach works best for you and why.
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