Organizing Profiles

Who are you in your relationship with stuff?

The Space Giver

– May or may not have “extra” to give, but will still give up her extra space
– Has a hard time saying no and puts others before herself
– Doesn’t have the space she needs any longer because she has given it away
The relationship is with the owners, not the things.

The Memory Keeper

– Nostalgic/sentimental by nature
– Experiences guilt when getting rid of items
– Fears the memory will not live on without the items
The relationship is not with the item but with the memory it brings.

The Money Minded

– Very cost-conscious and has a hard time spending money
– Puts a value on everything
– Always looking for a good deal
The relationship is with the money spent, not with the item.

The Just-In-Caser

– Planner by nature and doesn’t like to be caught empty-handed
– The neighbor everyone can depend on
– Will buy for future events that may never happen
The relationship is circumstantial only; there is no connection to the item.

The Acquirer

– Agreeable, kindhearted, generous, sympathetic and kind to others
– Likes the thrill of the hunt – she finds shopping fun, exciting and rewarding
– Stays up on current events and trends / Tends to have multiple “collections”
There is no relationship with the item, it is about the thrill of the hunt.

The Crammer-Jammer-Stacker

– Highly intelligent multi-tasker who cares what others think of her
– Organize through cramming, jamming, or stacking things anywhere there is space
– No apparent organizational system in place
The relationship with this stuff becomes burdensome.

The Aspirer

– Has lots of interests and passions and is a creative multi-tasker
– Is holding onto the past while dreaming of the future
– Has great intentions
The relationship is with the idea, not the reality, of what could be or what was.

What’s your Organizing Profile?

I’m Betty Bee, the quintessential organizer! Take our Organizing Profile Quiz to find out who you are in relationship to your stuff!