Everything I Learned About Organizing I Learned From Star Wars

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Let’s face it, with all the movies and shows in the Star Wars Universe there are lots of lessons that can be learned from them. But what can Star Wars teach you about organization?

There is Always Hope

“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”

A professional organizer may not be Obi-Wan, but when you are feeling overwhelmed and there is no hope left, there really is always someone you can call for help.

Restoring Balance is Not Easy, But it Can Be Done

“Bring back the balance, Rey, as I did.” Anakin Skywalker.

Let’s face it, it’s not easy to find balance. Then when you do it feels like it gets all out of whack again. In the end though, with a little hope and some hard work, balance can be restored.

A Strong Woman Can Organize Anything

Thank you Princess Leia. Need I say more?

Just Because It’s Cute Doesn’t Mean You Need To Collect Them

Those Ewoks were really cute to look at, and they were helpful in taking down The Empire…but if circumstances didn’t work out the way they did, then our favorite Star Wars characters could have been dinner.

While you may not have any cute little collectibles in your house that will eat you, you may find yourself trapped under the strain of clutter from having too many.

You Can Use a Jedi Mind Trick to Get a Kid to Part With Toys

Ok, maybe not exactly…but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I’ve tried it. Sometimes you can influence a kiddo to get rid of unused toys.

Pack Things Nicely Away and You Will Be Able to Find Them Again

There is no better lesson of this than when the Lightsaber calls to Rey in The Force Awakens. There it is, tucked nicely into a box, and bam…easily found by Rey. And in working condition, I might add. Coincidence, I don’t think so.

Matchy Matchy Makes an Impact…But That’s Not Always What You Need

The Storm Troopers look all uniform and make a great impact with their all-white armor. But sometimes the ratty band of heroes can make just as good of an impact. It’s the same with organization. If it’s organized and works for you then it doesn’t need to look Pinterest-worthy.

And last but not least we have to take the ultimate words of wisdom from our favorite, Yoda.

“Do or Do not. There is No Try.”

I wish you a Happy Star Wars Day…May the Force be With You!

Published by Jenn DePauw - Organized Priorities

Jenn is the owner of Organized Priorities, a Colorado-based company specializing in Organization, Productivity, and Operations. As an organization and productivity professional, Jenn specializes in individual and team productivity coaching as well as organization for both individuals and small businesses. She is also the author of The Organized Priorities Blog (www.organizedpriorities.com/blog), an organization and lifestyle blog that focuses on making life more organized, more productive, and a little easier. For helpful tips on everything from weekly planning to home organization, and daily celebrations to words of encouragement you can follow @organizedpriorities on Instagram.