A couple of months ago, I talked about how we choose to use our time wisely. One of the things I’ve learned, and am continually learning, is that it’s okay to be “just enough.”
For example, I recently spent a few hours vacuuming the dust off our plantation shutters. It was probably about three hours worth of work, with all the windows and having to use the stepladder. When I showed my husband the results when he came home from work, he said, “Um…I can’t tell a difference.”
I think if I just spent about 30 seconds of dusting the blinds as I dust the rest of the house would have yielded pretty similar results.
Just enough means as long as everything is in its place, I will call it organized. Does it have to be perfectly in its place? No.
For example, in the kids bathroom, we have a drawer where we store all their hair accessories:
I’m not looking for perfection here. I’ve sorted it many, many times and it’s gone back to this state. I’ve just accepted that it’s “enough” in that it’s put away and everything we need is still in there. Plus, it’s in a drawer, so it’s hidden, but it’s contained, and it’s all good.
On a good day, our shoe organizer looks like this:
But usually it’s just a pile of shoes inside the cabinet. I’m okay with that. The time investment spent sorting and putting it all back in it’s place isn’t worth the daily effort.
Of course, you have to decide for yourself what you consider “good enough” is.
For me, good enough usually is if it’s contained within something, like a basket or a drawer. Good enough is that it is constantly in use and time spent organizing it is too much effort.