Organizing is hard. Really, really hard.
Or, organizing is easy. Really, really easy.
It depends on what kind of organizing genes came down through your gene pool.
Some people are natural organizers, born with the uncanny ability to color code, use label machines and manhandle an index card system. Their kitchen counters, family rooms and basements have nary a pillow out of place, much less piles of clutter. Cubbies, cute matching baskets, accurately labeled files and color coded calendars abound. And everything is white. Because clean.
Other less fortunate souls can only say they are “organizers” in that all of their bodily organs function at the same time. Their kitchen counters are covered in stacks of mail, their family rooms could double as the dining room because almost all of their dishes are on the coffee table and the cure for penicillin is growing under their toilet seats. And, they haven’t found their eye glasses in three years.
Where do you fall on the organizing spectrum?? Take our quiz to find out!
1). Right now, my closet looks like:
a). Martha Stewart could film her show in there. (3 pts)
b). Once I clean up yesterday’s jeans, three towels and six pairs of shoes, it will be perfect! (2 pts)
c). I haven’t seen the floor in there in three weeks. But imma clean it tomorrow. (1 pt)
d). The reason they haven’t found Jimmy Hoffa is because he’s buried in my closet. (0 pts)
2). If you opened my bathroom sink cabinet, you would find:
a). Toilet paper, guest toiletries, a fresh, brand new set of guest towels and Lysol wipes. In coordinating baskets, of course! (3 pts).
b). Toilet paper, five magazines, bath toys the kids haven’t used in six months and an unopened gift basket left over from a Christmas filled with bath soaps. (2 pts)
c). Seven broken curling irons, 14 bottles of discarded hair products, a roll of toilet paper way in the back and every back issue of People magazine from 2013. (1 pt)
d). Every kitchen pot in the house. What? I ran out of room in my kitchen cabinets… (0 pts)
3). The floor of my car…..:
a). ……is freshly vacuumed. Duh! (3pts)
b). ……has two leftover Happy Meal bags, six kids books and a soccer ball. Kids! (2 pts)
c). ……looks like the aftermath of Toys R Us on Black Friday and is an advertisement for every fast food joint within a five mile radius. (1 pts).
d. …….has been condemned by the health department. (0 pts)
4). My basement ls filled with:
a). Plastic totes, each carefully labeled with contents and dates, a peg board with tools neatly arranged and a recently swept floor. It’s perfect for roller skating in the winter! (3 pts).
b). Cardboard boxes that have survived three moves (hey, I conserve!), tools in crates, and a few pieces of furniture left over from Grandma Jane’s house (heirlooms!). (2 pts).
c). Most of Grandma Jane’s furniture, Uncle Bob’s fishing pole collection, two couches, and boxes that have been duct taped so many times that they are all grey. (1 pt)
d). I can’t get down to the basement because the stairs are blocked with stuff. (0 pts).
5). My favorite Peanuts character is:
a). Lucy (3 pts)
b). Charlie Brown (2 pts)
c). Snoopy (1 pt)
d). Pigpen (0 pts)
What’s your score??
Martha Stewart Master Class (10-15 pts): You have this organizing thing HANDLED. Your skills are unparalleled and you are the envy of all the moms in the school pick up line. You are probably the president of the PTO, aren’t you?
Martha Stewart Wannabe (5-10 pts): You are organized…when it fits into your busy schedule. Your kitchen counters go to pot once in a while but you can pull yourself back together in a matter of an afternoon. But, you don’t own a label maker and your baskets don’t match.
Martha Stewart’s Arch Nemesis (0-5 pts): Let’s face it: you are kind of a hot mess. But, you do manage to at least keep things in the rooms in which they belong. You might have a slight hoarding issue but nothing that can’t be fixed with some contractor bags, elbow grease and a label maker.
Martha Stewart’s Worst Nightmare (ZERO pts): If Martha Stewart described her hell, your house would be it. From your closet, to your car, to your basement, everything around you is in disarray. Forget matching baskets, you can’t even find matching socks.