Bathroom Organization 101: Tips for INTP Personality Types (Pixie Type: Smart)
The bathroom is one of the most difficult spaces in the home to organize due to lack of storage space. They also contain about a million small and tiny products that are almost impossible to keep track of. This is especially difficult for those who have an INTP personality type (Pixie Type: Smart) as they are notorious for keeping piles of stuff laying around. That’s why we’re here to help! Here is how an INTP can get their bathroom looking clean, organized, and most important– functional!
MYERS BRIGGS PERSONALITY TYPE INTP
There are 16 different Myers Briggs personality types, all identified by different letter combinations. These letters are: E/I, S/N, T/F, and J/P. They stand for Extraversion versus Introversion, Sensing versus Intuition, Thinking versus Feeling, and Judging versus Perceiving.
INTP stands for Introversion, Intuitive, Thinking and Perceiving. Traits of INTP personality types are:
PIXIE TYPE: SMART
Smart personality types love to understand and experience life rather than control and structure it. They don’t live life by routines and most certainly, don’t keep a Day Planner. Smart types need to see things to know where they are, so they tend to have piles of paper and stuff laying around without much rhyme or reason to them. They tend to come up with brilliant and creative ideas, seemingly out of nowhere, that have the potential to change the world or at a minimum are really unique and different.
BATHROOMS AND THE INTP
Bathrooms may be the toughest room in the house for an INTP to keep tidy because it is full of small details and tiny products that need to find a home. While you may never have a perfectly organized bathroom, it is possible to have one that is clean and gives you the ability to find everything you need when you need it. Here are the best ways for an INTP (Pixie Type: Smart) to organize their bathroom;
- Keep your daily bathroom basics out on the counter. Use acrylic see-through containers for things like cotton balls and Q-tips (skip the lid, it’s an extra step and you won’t use it).
- Get a medicine cabinet if you don’t already have one. It is the only way you’ll avoid cluttering your counters with every product you own.
- If you don’t have any drawers at your sink, place small items in translucent bins. This is especially useful for items you don’t use very often. If you put items you do use regularly in such bins, the bins themselves will end up an unsightly fixture on your countertop as you will not routinely put them back.
- Ditch the towel rack and replace it with hooks. You should install as many hooks as there are people using the bathroom, and a couple more just in case.
- Open wastebasket, open hamper, and an open TP canister are essential for this space as well. They may not look as pretty as covered ones but they get the job done and keep your bathroom clean which is what really matters.
GENERAL BATHROOM ORGANIZATION TIPS
While there are some organization tips unique to INTPs, there are a few general guidelines that everyone can follow to keep their bathrooms clean and tidy;
- Purge! This is always our first rule of thumb when it comes to organizing your living spaces and it’s true for the bathroom as well. Bathrooms are full of tiny items that you don’t use on a daily basis so junk can accumulate quickly. Go through your old makeup, sample sizes, skincare, and medicine and toss anything that is expired or you don’t ever use. Moving forward, cut the habit of bringing home free samples if you can.
- Everyone knows about how bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash — plus all the other little accoutrements of bathing— can accumulate in the shower, especially if you have children with their own set of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc. Do yourself a big favor and cut your cleanser supply down to three sets of each thing. Three shampoos, three conditioners, three soaps/body washes. Leave the scrubbing salts, exfoliating beads, face wash, etc. in a closet or on an easily accessible shelf where you can grab it before you go into the shower and bring it out when you’re done. NO one wants to go into a nice, warm shower or bath feeling claustrophobic from all of the bottles and products inside. Put your THREE sets of each product in a caddy and hang it over your showerhead.
Now that we’ve got the bathroom sorted out, lets work on the rest of the house! Check out our book (available on Amazon) for more tips on how INTPs can organize their living spaces.