Clutterbugs struggle with self confidence and prefer detailed organizing systems. However, they also require macro-organization systems. So, how do you get the best of both worlds? By implementing a 4-sort system, you will stay focused and be able to purge more easily. It also helps if you have a picture of the room or a magazine to help you envision the new space. You can also do the 21-item toss each month.
Butterflies love detail-oriented organizing
The first step to clutter-free living for a Butterfly is to declutter. A butterfly is easily distracted by clutter, so they need to be clear about the space they want to create. A butterfly should use the 4-sort method when organizing and should try to keep a minimum amount of clutter in their home. Organizing with a 21-item-a-month rule will also work well for a butterfly.
This method helps butterflies see their items and will help them avoid procrastination by allowing them to see what they need and when. Butterflies also benefit from a WorkBox, which is a series of clear totes and stackable containers.
Ladybugs need macro-organization systems
Like a human, Ladybugs need macro-organization systems to keep their lives organized. They need systems that are fast and easy to use. They are the perfect example of a perfectionist Type-A personality. They are easily confused by visual clutter and want their things to be easy to find.
The ClutterBug philosophy teaches that there are four types of organization. Bees and butterflies can manage their clutter through micro-organization, while Ladybugs need a macro-approach. While Bees and Butterflies like the clutter to be visible to them, they aren’t as successful when it comes to maintaining a daily organizing system. As a result, they tend to hide their clutter in junk drawers.
A commonplace book or digital calendar can help ladybugs maintain their organizing system. They also benefit from using tabs in bullet journals or notebooks. These tabs can be as loose as “to do lists” or “ideas” or as vague as “maybe someday”. A good macro-organization system can help ladybugs to stay organized and on top of their lives.
Butterflies need opaque containers
A Butterfly’s style is much different than a CLUTTERBUG’s. Butterflies like to see everything in clear view. Ladybugs, on the other hand, prefer to keep things hidden. A butterfly’s style is simple and visual, but not very detailed.
The first step in creating a Butterfly-friendly storage system is to understand the type of Butterfly you are. Butterflies have a high emotional attachment to their belongings, so they need fast, visual systems that offer lots of hooks. It’s also essential to organize clothing. You’ll find most of the clothing lying around the room or on the floor. In addition, the closet is almost empty.
Clutterbugs struggle with self-confidence
Self-confidence is a major challenge for clutterbugs, who may not realize that they’re lacking it. The good news is that there are ways to overcome this problem, and these methods are easy to learn. The first step is to understand your style and the unique characteristics of your clutter. There are four common organizational styles, and Cassandra explains how to deal with each one in her book.
If you’re a Clutterbug, think of yourself as a butterfly: you’re beautiful on the outside, but struggle with internal clutter. This type of clutterbug tends to hide clutter in junk drawers and doesn’t have a consistent organizing system. Instead, it’s a constant challenge for her to keep everything in its place.