The Clutter Connection: How Your Personality Type Determines Why You Organize the Way You Do: (Clutterbug Book) by Cassandra Aarssen. 2019
This book was an interesting read. Cassandra Aarseen asserts that everyone has a personality type that determines the way in which we organize.
Detail or Big Picture Systems
Cas states that there are 4 different personality types based on hidden vs visual organization and detailed vs big picture organization systems. The 4 organizing personality types are Butterfly, Cricket, Ladybug, and Bee. (I’m a cricket).
She starts off the book with a quiz for you to determine your type and then has chapters that go into detail on how different methods of organizing and creating systems will work for each personality type. This methodology shows you which organization system works best for you. It also helps you understand how others work and which organization systems will work best for them.
I especially enjoyed the examples and stories Cas shared.
Does your family struggle with organizing? If so, this book is a great read. Understanding each other’s way of looking at organization (and mess) will go a long way to reducing friction and frustration.
What about you? Do you prefer open storage (baskets and bins) or closed storage (everything behind doors)? Are you very detailed in your organization (for example storing batteries by type)? Or, do you organize in a more bigger picture way (for example just using a container for batteries rather than then categorizing them by type)? Not sure ? Have a read of The Clutter Connection to see what works for you.
Have you read it? Did you find it useful?
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