Easy Storage Ideas for ESFP Personality Types (Pixie Type: Fun)
We all have a place in our homes that accumulate the stuff we don’t use on a daily basis. This space is often our attic, garage, or a storage space, and they usually don’t look the best. Normally stuff is shoved wherever it fits and then isn’t pulled out again until Christmas or the summer season. And when you are ready to use it again, it’s may be difficult to find since it’s hiding behind even more stuff! There are ways to keep this space in order, but you have to do it in a way that fits your personality type. Here we will focus on the best way creative problem-solvers and occasional rule-breakers ESFP types (Pixie Type: Fun) can store their stuff.
MYERS BRIGGS PERSONALITY TYPE ESFP
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.
ESFP stands for Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling and Perceiving. Traits of ESFP personality types are:
- Excellent People Skills
- Easily Bored
PIXIE TYPE: FUN
Pixie Type Fun personalities love to live in the moment, but are also a massive help in a crisis and always seem to land on their feet. They are clutch and easy going, knowing how to enjoy life without ignoring the practical aspects such as organization. Another great thing about Funs is that they are always aware of what others might be feeling. This is because they are value based, subjective decision makers. They base decisions on past experience while also considering how their actions might impact others. Sometimes they’re logical, sometimes they’re not. Total switch hitters!
STORAGE AND THE ESFP
Storage spaces are at the bottom of the ESFP’s to-do list. That’s because these spaces are less decorative or fun and more functional. But if you don’t take time to sort it out, the junk is just going to accumulate! But where to begin? Here are the best ways for ESFP types to get organized;
- Transparent bins and labels are key! Even something as mundane as using different-colored transparent bins will help you distinguish between the contents. Labels are ESSENTIAL even if you go the different colored bins route because, let’s be real, you’re not going to remember what colors correlate with which content.
- ESFPs have a really difficult time letting go of things they believe have sentimental value. The following advice may sound a bit morbid, but one trick to getting rid of things is asking yourself “Is this something that someone would keep after I die?” If the answer is no, toss it.
- Because ESFPs don’t have the best internal clock, it’s always better to allot more time for organizing your storage space than you think you need.
GENERAL STORAGE TIPS
Not an ESFP (Pixie Type: Fun)? Don’t worry, we have storage tips for you too!
- Don’t stress over storage more than you need to. It doesn’t have to look perfect and pristine, it just needs to be functional!
- Plan ahead and measure everything! Most people will just stack boxes and bins on top of each other with no rhyme or reason. Instead, measure these spaces and plan out where everything will go. Buy bins and shelves to fit perfectly in these areas.
- Speaking of shelves, GET THEM. After you measure the space, head out to your local Ikea a pick up some solid, sturdy shelves. For basements and garages, choose open metal shelving. For attics and walk-in storage closets use customizable Elfa ventilated shelving. These allow you to create structure even in awkward spaces.
- Find logical homes for delicate items. Sentimental objects should go into a temperature controlled, dry closet, not a flood-prone basement or an attic that can get up to 100 degrees in the summer. If you have papers, photos, or clothing (like a wedding dress, or baptismal gown) store them in an archival cardboard box away from water and sunlight.
- Trash bags full of junk are ubiquitous in storage spaces because they’re on hand when you need to store stuff in a hurry. We are all guilty of doing it. The best way to avoid the “curbside collection” look in your garage or attic is to have empty bins on hand to take in new stuff at a moment’s notice.
- If you’re in an apartment and don’t have the luxury of an attic or basement, then get a climate controlled storage unit. Sometimes realizing that you’re actually paying rent for stuff you don’t want in your daily life is inspiration to start throwing it away.
Now that you’ve got your storage spaces sorted out what about your entryway? Or your bathroom? Check out our book for even more tips on organization based on your personality. Don’t know what your Pixie Type is? Take the quiz here.