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The Type B's Guide To Getting (and Staying) Organized

Struggle with keeping an organized space? Here are a few tips to stay organized with a Type B personality.

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June 24, 2024 at 5:40 PM PST
Organize Type B Organization

The Type B's Guide To Getting (and Staying) Organized

Struggle with keeping an organized space? Here are a few tips to stay organized with a Type B personality.

By
June 24, 2024 at 5:40 PM PST

When it comes to organization, Type A personalities are usually first of mind. They seem to find a special kind of joy in sorting through and storing their belongings in an aesthetically pleasing manner. This ties in with their goal-oriented and competitive natures —the quintessential perfectionist. Conversely, those who are Type B are seen as laid-back, easygoing, and generally less fussy when it comes to structure-related tasks such as organizing. But for those with the laidback temperaments associated with Type B personalities, organizing your space is still an achievable goal — it just requires a different approach.

That’s why we’ve curated three ways to make organizing as a Type B personality a little easier.

1. Utilize catchall bins and baskets.

We’ve all heard the saying “a place for everything and everything in its place” — an admittedly oversimplified but factually sufficient tip for the basics of keeping a clean space. For those who struggle with making sure all of the various items we use throughout the day make it back to their rightful home, large decorative bins and baskets are a great way to simplify the tidying process. By incorporating large wicker baskets where you can toss miscellaneous items that may not have an official place in your home, you limit some of the decision fatigue that can dissuade Type B personalities from organizing.

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2. Focus on your strengths.

While those with Type B personalities may be less passionate about organization, everyone has their strengths when it comes to cleaning and organizing. Trying to do everything perfectly often leads to burnout and disappointment, especially if you are not naturally inclined to keep things spic and span. Instead, focus on what areas of your home excite you, as you will likely be more enthused to spend time sprucing up those areas and ensuring they are as functional as possible.

Obsessed with clothes? Prioritize closet cleanouts and apparel storage to turn your closet into your favorite space in your home. Love to cook? Invest in pots and pan storage that make kitchen organization and cooking in general easier. Starting off small with areas that naturally evoke joy will create associations between happiness and organization.

3. Ask for help.

There is nothing wrong with knowing your limits. If getting your space together is becoming a point of contention or stress, outsourcing these tasks can often be the best step. Even if it is just a one-time thing, getting outside help with organizing can set a better baseline for future organizational endeavors.



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