Organizing for Your Personality
You tend to crave designated locations for everything. Because you like to sort, options with compartments can be especially satisfying. Left-leaners often prefer to keep things out of sight, so boxes that stack nicely in drawers or closets are appealing. Categorizing by date or event comes naturally, and multiples of identical storage options (say, matched photo albums) feed your urge for extreme order.
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Forget about trying to adhere to strict rules. Your keep-it-neat plan should capitalize on your pull toward the creative and the emotional. Containers you already own and love can be motivating. Investigate your clutter patterns: Do you drop your necklace on the bathroom counter when you’re getting ready for bed? Maybe you need a wall hook by the sink to catch jewelry. If it works for you, it’s correct.
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Where to buy: Clockwise from bottom left: Semikolon document boxes, $18 each; small archival folio, $20; and Semikolon multimedia box, $23: containerstore.com. Sputnik memo holder, $12, amazon.com. Soho Photo Box, $15.50; and Graphic Image Terrelo album, $115: katespaperie.com. Stockholm CD box, $10, containerstore.com. Antiqued Secret Hideaway books, $32 each, threepotatofourshop.com.