The 3rd Organizational Personality Type is The Spreader. Of all the OPT’s, the Spreader will be the one who will have the most challenges in getting organized for a new pet. As their name states… they spread. Open a drawer in their hall table console and you will find a treasure trove of things, keys, glasses, tools, snacks, stationery, bills, etc. It is not that they don’t want to have an organized system in their home for their adorable new pet – literally, they don’t know how other people do it. Have you heard of the old saying “A place for everything […]
Today we are going to examine the Organizational Personality Type of the Piler Pet Owner and what their challenges might be as they organize their dog supplies. As their name suggests, they pile. Their piles are not random, the piles are not clutter either… they are organized and intentional. Pilers are not messy people, they simply don’t have a need for their organizing to appear tidy. We are going to look at why a Piler organizes in piles and what solutions will help them in decluttering and organizing for a new dog.
Unlike the Nester, with the Piler […]
I created my Organizational Personality Types (The Filer, The Piler, The Nester, and The Spreader ) system to help you determine what your organizing style and issues are, and from that place determine the kind of solutions that will work to declutter your home, and be easily maintained. Understanding your organizational challenges first, allows you to choose solutions that stick. Because my partner and I are preparing to get a new dog, I felt it would be a good idea to re-examine specifically what challenges might arise for each Organizational Personality Type. But before I get into the specifics I […]
The winter this year in Toronto simply won’t end. It was snowing the other day. Today I could hardly walk down the street the wind was so strong. And it really got me thinking. It’s hard to get motivated at the best of times but after 6 months of solid winter, it’s neigh on impossible. And yet the spring time is the perfect time to get your business back into shape.
Spring is a great time because it is a quiet time, the light is very bright but the weather is not too hot or too cold, and it’s the beginning of the year – so a fresh start if […]
In my last blog I explored the different types of Organizational Personality Types. Today I am going to go a bit deeper and explore THE PILER.
CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS:
As I said last time about the PILER: They don’t trust traditional filing systems, if it’s out of sight it’s out of mind and they worry they won’t find it again. So they pile. THE PILER piles because traditional filing systems don’t work for how their minds organize information. THE PILER organizes chronologically not alphabetically. Also unlike the rest of us mortals “current” to a PILER can be up to three years ago! If they have a pile in […]
I have over 12 years experience working in business environments, helping organizations with efficiency, company moral and productivity.
Specifically, busy professionals, parents and entrepreneurs call me when they want to be more efficient with their time, their processes and systems so that they can be more productive with less overwhelm. They want to be organized because they want their life back.
So why is it so difficult to organize our spaces?
The first reason is because we were never taught how to! Not in school, not in college, not at home. We may be taught how to tidy, how to clean but not how to organize.
The other reason is because […]