How disorganized or organized are you, and how much of the organizing is work?
This question is inspired by keobooks recent Q about her new blog regarding getting organized and uncluttered.
I am trying to figure out some of the differences between the neat and organized people and the messy unorganized people. My hypothesis is the neat people don’t view all the tasks it takes to keep things neat as neatening tasks. I know there is more to it then that, but that is what I am interested in on this Q. On keobooks’ Q we talked about keeping a house/apartment neat by doing a half hour of organizing actvities a day. Well, that is what I said my aunt had told me. Keobooks mentioned her organizing specialist said it is just 5 minutes.
So, here is what I would like to know:
How do you rate yourself at home on a scale? Disorganized/messy being 1 and organized/neat being a 5.
Next, tell me if the activities listed below in your mind count as organizing activities if you were adding up how much time a day you spend organizing and keeping things neat. Putting away something means in its proper place. For instance, putting shoes away means in the very spot they should be if you did a massive clean up. So, if shoes are supposed to be on the top shelf in your closet, kicking them off in the closet and leaving them there in the middle of the floor does not count.
Putting away shoes or coat
Sorting new mail
Putting away laundry
Clean up after eating or cooking
Emptying the dishwasher
Putting away hair products, hair dryer, and cosmetics
Put away new purchases
Any thoughts or advice on the matter I would love it to hear. Thanks in advance for taking my quiz.