Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Christopher Lowell's Hoarder Profile 7

I recently read Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers of Organization. He gives eight profiles of people who are hoarders in some way or to some degree. Does this synoposis describe you?

Profile 7: Possibly Procrastinator:

These people are really good at explaining away their clutter. They see creative possibilities in things. The dirty old window could be a really cool piece of art. That shell of a sofa could be really neat if recovered. However, they tend to underestimate the time, energy, and money needed to fix or renovate that item.

If this is you:

1. Go through your spaces and pull out anything that fits into this category. If it's been over 6 months of "good intentions", do not keep it.
2. If it's meaningful to you and have overestimated your time or talents to fix it, pay for someone else to!

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