So when Ana first approached me about the Clutterbug organization methods, I had no idea what I’d be. But after taking the quiz and watching the video I’m firmly in the camp of Butterfly.
According to Clutterbug:
[Butterflies] Love visual abundance and organizational simplicity. You are a really visual person and for you, it’s out-of-sight, out-of-mind. You need visual, but fast and easy systems, like clear or wire bins and baskets and lots of hooks.
This is sort of me to a T. I think I’ve written multiple times about my love for desktop planners. I’m currently using my Year of the Optimist planner, but I also love the Desk Calendar Weekly Planners from Ruff House Art. I need a visual look at the whole week ahead, and the ability to add things easily to individual days. In general, I just make a big long list of my to-dos for each day, but I can check them off as I go and transfer them to the next day (a la bullet journaling) if necessary. While I’ve tried a variety of planners over time, these work best for me.
I also definitely need my tools on my desk and in my line of sight to be able to function. Hence why I have overflowing pen cups with fountain pens, fine liners and gel pens all on my desk. My camera always stays on my desk in case I need to grab a few quick shots for personal use, or for work.
And clear bins! I have those a plenty to store my yarn and fiber collection and still be able to see what’s in those boxes (it doesn’t always stop me from forgetting what I own). I also have several collapsible fabric bins that hold groupings of items (check out what’s coming up for reviews on The Desk!)
I do have a bit of a clutter problem, and strive to keep things more organized, but sometimes I just can’t put a frequently used tool away – I might not remember where I put it and then I’ll need it!
I was pleased to see that lots of the tips that are recommended to help keep butterflies organized are already things I’m doing: visual lists in easy to find places, grouping items together in “buckets”… now all I need to do is wage war on my office/craft room and get it tidied!