Many people expect professional organizers to be OCD perfectionists with a need to have everything "just so." Nothing could be further from the truth. I think instead, most of us POs have simply mastered an "Everything in moderation" mindset and strive to achieve balance in our days and in the tasks we tackle. No, my house is not pristene 100% of the time, and my kids do throw curveballs which make the 30-minute dinner an endless endeavour. But, overall the skills I have learned (yes, it CAN be learned) allow for me to have fewer "ugh" moments and more, "ah" moments.