The Perfect Bathroom for an ISFJ (Pixie Type: Classic Freedom)

What is an ISFJ? An ISFJ is a Myers-Briggs personality type (there are 16 different types in all). Each type has four letters assigned to it. They are as follows:

  • E/I- Extravert/Introvert: represents the way this personality type interacts with the world
  • S/N- Sensing/Intuition: represents the way this personality type processes information
  • T/F- Thinking/Feeling: represents the way this personality type makes decisions
  • J/P- Judging/Perceiving: represents the way this personality type makes sense of circumstances around them

So ISFJ stands for Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, and Judging.

ISFJs are also Pixie Type Classic Freedom. Even though they are sensitive and sentimental, ISFJs have excellent analytical abilities. They are reserved (introverted) while also having very well-developed people skills and healthy social relationships. An ISFJ is also always open to hearing new ideas. ISFJs and Classics in general are the most tidy and organized of the personality types in the traditional sense of the term. They have the type of house that looks like it came out of a magazine.They are meticulous to the point of perfectionism, and take their responsibilities seriously. They are always going above and beyond, and doing everything they can to exceed expectations and delight others, whether it be at work or at home.

Does this sound like you? If so here is the best way to organize your bathroom!

How an ISFJ Should Organize Their Bathroom

Don’t Be Afraid to Throw Things Away

Don’t Be Afraid to Throw Things Away: As we mentioned above, ISFJs tend to be pretty sentimental. This means there are probably products sitting around from 2013 or earlier. Toss them. Their efficacy is questionable at best. You also might have products laying around that you bought but never used. Be honest with yourself here: if you know you are never going to use it then toss it and chalk it up as a loss and move on.

Jury-Rigged Solutions Are Not Meant to Be Long-Term: Step away from the life hacks on Pinterest and resist getting clever with shower-tub storage. We once discovered an ISFJ (Pixie Type: Classic) who had mounted a horizontal tension rod up high opposite the shower curtain rod and then hung buckets to hold a plethora of shampoos and conditioners. Look, there is a reason this solution isn’t for sale at Pottery Barn: there’s an 80-percent chance it will all come crashing down. Take the time (and money) to install proper shower-tub storage.

Hide and Match

Hide and Match: Visible clutter is unsettling to you, so you’ll be happier if you can hide toothbrushes and toothpaste in your medicine cabinet. If you have to store items on open shelves, use opaque bins that coordinate with your decor. Avoid containers with lids if they’re within cabinets because quite frankly it’s just one step too many. Hide your toilet paper in a closed TP canister and store it next to your toilet or somewhere within arm’s reach. Do not keep it on your toilet tank. You should try to avoid storing anything here at all. To keep with the theme, get a matching toilet bowl cleaner and keep that contained in a canister as well. This probably goes without saying but keep your plunger hidden in a closet. Keep it out of sight!

More than anyone else, ISFJs love the aesthetic pleasure of matching items. Invest in bins that match, even if they are hidden. Don’t reuse tops of boxes and random bits on hand to organize. For you to adore your bathroom, practicality can’t always beat aesthetic. They’ve got to work together seamlessly.

General Bathroom Tips for All

Here are some bathroom organization tips that work for everyone, regardless of personality type.

Limit Shampoos and Conditioners with Chrome Caddies or Shelves: Keep your shampoos and conditioners down to three sets. Invest in chrome shower caddies or shelves that are at eye level. Shelves add structure and remind you to keep the bottle count low. Unless your tub is lined with precious stone like marble, use silicone to mount a shelf as it won’t damage the surface and can be removed later.

Store Your Medicine Elsewhere

Store Your Medicine Elsewhere: Keep pills and vitamins in upper kitchen cupboards, away from the heat of the stove. This frees up space in the bathroom. Many medications need to be taken with food anyway so skip a step and keep them all in one place.  

For a Woman On-The-Go: If you travel often, keep a separate kit of toiletries in your suitcase to save space in a crowded bathroom.

Not an ISFJ but still need tips on organizing your bathroom? You can purchase our book on Amazon. Rarely is there a one size fits all solution to a problem. That’s why we base our organization tips and advice on your personality type!

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