Nester Pet Owner
If you click on the Workshop Tab on my website you will see the four Organizational Personality Types: The Filer, The Piler, The Nester, and The Spreader. The system is about helping you determine what your organizing style and issues are, and from that place determining the kind of solutions that will work and be easily maintained in your home and with your lifestyle. Understanding your organizational challenges first, allows you to choose solutions that stick.
I am going to write today about The Nester and what issues might come up for them in getting the home ready for a new pet.
The Nester likes to personalize their environments and possessions. In their homes you will find lots of family photos, keepsakes, and memories. They will have children’s artwork up on the walls, they will no doubt have decorations for each festive occasion. If someone in the family likes unicorns then there will be unicorn cups, unicorn pens, unicorn phone cases. You get the idea… unicorns will start appearing around the home. Nester’s like to feel connected to what motivates and inspires them up; be it their family, pets, or hobby.
These trinkets, ornaments, memorabilia, and accessories help them feel grounded, remind them who and what is important in life, and give them enormous pleasure. But, in no time at all, the home of a Nester can morph into a museum, nursery, zoo, or theme park, of every person, place, hobby, and event that happened in their life.
So the biggest issue then for Nester is about organizing their pets supplies in a way that is practical without detracting from the interior style and design of the home. For example, a typical Nester might have dog themed blankets in different colours and designs and, because they use them in the living room, the bedroom, and home office (as the pet likes to be close to them), these blankets will be draped over furnishings. It is not that Nester’s are not organized, it is more that with all the cute beds, baskets, toys, bowels, photo frames etc., there can be a clash of styles which in turn ends up looking disorganized.
I saw this pet supplies armoire in Better Homes and Gardens Pet Armoire and thought it was a perfect example of how a Nester might organize all their supplies. I love this idea because it keeps all the supplies in one place and this allows you to decorate the hell out of it and make it all about your beloved pooch. Clearly, this is the ideal solution if you have the space in your home for it. If you don’t, then that’s fine. The important point that I am making here for The Nester is to create one place that can become pet central with it’s cute toys, prints, outfits, hooks, baskets, calendars etc.
If you don’t have the space to put an armoire you could, for example, consider creating a pet zone in your home which would have all the supplies you need and, also allows you to decorate the area with photos and memorabilia. PetLady.com has a lovely example of what a pet zone in your home might look like: Pet Zone Example
Again, this allows you to have your pet supplies smartly organized and, most importantly for a Nester, express how you feel about your pet and it’s personality.
The Nester’s Pet Zone
- A location that stores supplies and displays memorabilia
- A location that you can personalize
- A location where only the pets belongings and memories can go.
If you are a Nester, or someone you know is, and you have a question just ask me in the comment section below.
Next week I am going to discuss The Piler and what they need to consider when getting ready for a new pet.