How ESTP Personality Types (Pixie Type: Fun) Keep Their Kitchens Organized
Let’s face it: Keeping your kitchen organized, at least in the beginning of the process, can be a real bear. Who here has ever opened the tupperware drawer and found a bunch of mismatched plastic or glass containers? How about searching within the depths of that cabinet for a top to the pot of water you’re boiling? Age-old spices, anyone? (Spices are considered ‘good’ for five years — anything after that is definitely expired.) And finally, who here needs to take a good look at what they have hanging on the front of the fridge (baby announcements from 2004? Postcards from who knows when?) and give it a good purge? We know that before figuring out your organizing style, it helps to know what type of personality you are. We created four pixie types based on what we knew about personality — primarily focusing on the Myers Briggs Personality Types as a reference. In this article, we’ll show the ESTP Myers Briggs type (Pixie type ‘Fun’) the most effective way to organize that kitchen — for good.
ESTP Personality Types
In the Myers Briggs language, there are 8 letters: E/I, S/N, T/F, and J/P. These letters stand for the following:
- E/I: Extraversion versus Introversion (has to do with the way a person interacts with the world)
- S/N: Sensing versus Intuition (has to do with the way a person experiences and interprets things)
- T/F: Thinking versus Feeling (has to do with how a person makes decisions)
- J/P: Judging versus Perceiving (has to do with the way a person applies structure to his/her life)
There are 16 different Myers Briggs personality types, and each one has qualities that make it unique. The Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator is a wonderful tool if you are exploring things like potential careers, relationships, and even organizational habits! In fact, you might think that personality traits are far removed from the way a person dusts their bookshelf or tidies up the playroom, but in fact they are directly connected to these things. How? Keep reading, and we will elaborate.
Fun Pixie Types
Fun pixie types are what we like to call ‘natural improvisers’. Excellent at thinking on their feet and staying in the present moment, these people are invaluable in a crisis situation. When it comes to boring routines, however, count them out. To them, there is really nothing worse than routine house projects. So how on earth do these folks have a shot at good home organization? Here are some tricks and tips regarding Fun pixie types and how they work (organizationally and otherwise!).
- Although Fun pixie types are considered to be some of the most adventurous on the personality spectrum, they are also intensely practical. These guys don’t shirk on everyday, must-do activities like paying the bills and feeding the fish, etc.
- Fun types are hands-on learners and creative problem-solvers.
- They do their best work when feeling inspired.
- The most organized room in a Fun pixie type’s house will be the one connected to one of their life passions. For example, if they love to cook, the kitchen will be immaculate; if they are workaholics, their home offices will be impeccably put together.
- Although the details often don’t matter to these types, nothing is overlooked when a Fun pixie type actually cares about something deeply.
- Fun pixie types need flexible scheduling in order to function properly.
- Filing is ok for these types, as long as they are given a system within which to work.
- They prefer a self developed habit over a routine imposed on them by someone else.
ESTP Tips for Kitchen Organization
ESTP personality types (Fun pixie types) should purge when the spirit moves them, and in the moment, otherwise it could feel overwhelming.
- Things like old/stale food, spices, or utensils can be tossed when and as you encounter them.
- Use fridge bins! These will save you from randomly wondering what could be ‘living’ in the back of your fridge. Easy to pull out and push back in, these will help an ESTP (Fun pixie type) stay on the ball in the refrigerator department, making organizing easy.
- Because (for the most part) a bit of clutter doesn’t bother you, keep frequently used items out and within easy reach (think olive oil, salt and pepper, mixing/cooking utensils, etc.).
- Utilize open shelving: ESTP personality types practically invented this popular storage trend. It’s practical, and it looks fabulous!
- Update your kitchen items: Even if cooking is not your passion, nobody likes sticky wooden spoons that you can never seem to get clean, or blunt knives, etc.
- Hide your trash: Install a pull out trash can if possible. This keeps things looking cleaner and more fresh.
General Kitchen Organization Tips
For the rest of us, a few good kitchen organization rules to go by:
- When thinking about reorganizing the space, measure everywhere: Make sure that no nook or cranny goes unused in this space. Therefore, measure everything before trying to come up with storage solutions.
- Purge regularly: This means old food, old non perishables, old knives, and old unmatched tupperware (takeout containers do not tupperware make, meaning they ought to be recycled immediately after using)
- Be efficient: Store dishes near the dishwasher. Keep cooking utensils near the stove. Use your common sense when it comes to storage!
- Label the inside of every cabinet and drawer: This way you will avoid the frustration of hunting for misplaced items or finding a good spoon in, say, the junk drawer.
Kitchens can be tricky to maintain, but with these tips, you should be on your way to a ‘well-oiled’ cooking space, whether you’re an ESTP or not.