There are two very different styles of organization and figuring out which one speaks to you can help you stay organized for the long haul!
Click the video below to learn about the two styles and determine which one you are.
The two main styles that exist when it comes to organizing literally anything are macro organizers and micro organizers.
Macro organizers like large containers with everything tossed inside. Think of a toy box where all the toy simply get shut up in the toy box and it’s done and organized.
Micro organizers like everything to be organized in much smaller categories. Their toy box may have bins inside it so that the cars go with the cars and the puzzles go with the puzzles.
It’s important to remember that there is no right or wrong way to organize – both of these are excellent ways to organize! Also realize that nobody is completely one or the other. You may prefer to keep your craft room micro organized but your pantry macro organized.
But I want to encourage you to take some time to think about which style you are more drawn to. Not sure off the top of your head? Here are some things that may help:
Which spaces have stayed organized and functioned well for you in the past?
If you’ve always had a super organized kitchen drawer with tape, scissors, batteries, chip clips, and hair ties each in their own container, then you might be a micro organizer! On the flip side, if you’ve always been able to find what you’re looking for in your sock drawer where everything is just tossed inside, you might be a macro organizer!
What pictures of organized spaces are you most drawn to?
Another thing you can do to figure out which style you are is to go online (hello Pinterest!) and look at photos of organized spaces. Which ones speak to you? Do lots and lots of small containers stress you out and look like way too much work? Maybe you enjoy the vibe of several large baskets tucked away? The photos that you are most attracted to will give you some clues about your organizing style.
Just try it!
And last but not least, just give it a go and see what sticks! If you think that macro organizing is your vibe, tuck everything into your pantry and see how you feel. You’ll love it or you’ll hate it and that way you’ll have a much better idea of your own personal style.
While it’s fun to figure out which organizing style you are, it’s also incredibly practical. Once you know your style you’ll be equipped to organize your spaces in a way that lasts!
So tell me in the comments, which style are you?