I have lamented about it here on A Creative Spirit before that I am NOT an organized kinda gal. I am good at overlooking clutter, pushing stuff in every imaginable out of the way space, and ignoring my upstairs storage closet.....I mean spare bedroom.
I don't like to clean either so I pay my daughter to do my deep cleaning. Last week she brought my 4 year old granddaughter with her to 'help'. This little one is NOT a neat freak by any means but I guess she opened my closet and promptly said "ARRRGGGHHHHHH BA BA's (that's what she calls me) CLOSET IS A MESS." She then took it upon herself to pair up my shoes, and I guess she had them lined up in a beautiful organized manner outside of the closet until her mom told her that she had to now put them neatly back in the closet. So she opened my closet and said "AARRGGHHH WHAT A MESS" and just threw all the shoes back in and shut the door. My daughter called me at work to break the news to me and was laughing pretty much hysterically.
That brings me to today's post......I have GOT to get organized. So I went out to bhg.com to see what kinda tips I could find. I love Better Homes and Garden's Magazine but I couldn't wait to see if next months issue had any tips.
In my search I found a personality test for organization. HMMMMMM sounded like just what I need. After answering a few easy questions, I was diagnosed as having an 'artists personality" when it comes to my life and to organizing. Which basically means I am a happy go lucky gal who really doesn't care much about keeping things neat. Really described me pretty well.
Here is what was said about my type of organizer:
Are you a creative spirit who responds to visual cues but finds it hard to get motivated to stay organized? Then you might have what professional organizer Audrey Thomas calls an artist's personality. Traditional clutter-cutting solutions might not work for you if out of sight means out of mind. Instead break down tasks into achievable 30-minute projects, use attractive out-in-the-open filing systems, and employ easy-to-maintain solutions for cabinets, drawers, and closets.
I love that is suggested I am A CREATIVE SPIRIT. Big smiley face on that one.
Now I just have to find some creative fixes for my creative spirit way of organizing and dig stuff out from the hidden spots to donate, toss, or decide if I really, really, really want to keep it.
Stay tuned and I will share some of the ideas and fixes I find...some of which I might even put into practice.
Until next time.....keep on creating.