I know. Thanksgiving is a week away and I should be grateful for all those easy standbys — my children, my parents, my health, etc. And I am, I swear I am. In fact just last week a young father in the neighborhood died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving his wife and three children behind and suddenly I had absolutely no problems at all and a ridiculously long list to be grateful for.
I know that "Like with Like" is a no-duh organization 101 kind of thing, but I cannot tell you how many times we've come into somebody's home and found beautiful things cluttering up the space making it look like a mess when all we need to do is move a few things around and voila!: organization, beauty and original decor. Better yet for all the Organics (NFs), Classic Freedoms (SFJs) and Fun Freedoms (SFPs) — you don't have to throw anything out.
I've got to give the idea for this PixieTip to Kelly who sent the link to me weeks ago. It made me laugh out loud for real and taught me way too many things that I just should have known. It's a link to this Web Star called Crazy Russian Hacker. His videos include tons of "life hacks" which for those of us born in the previous century means "short cuts" or simple ways to make life easier. Perfect PixieTip fodder. I have to admit to knowing almost none of these — including how to stop your plastic wrap roll from popping out of the container — and for being impressed with quite a few of these inventive ways to do things better like using an onion ring to make a perfectly round fried egg. Only Funs (SPs) would have the patience to figure out hacks like these. Thankfully we can all benefit! Check it out here.
Oh Halloween, there’s nothing like this spooky candy bacchanalia to see the differences in the types. Who are the killjoys who give out toothbrushes and apples? Which types tend to be the parents who don the costumes and set up a mini haunted house outside their abodes? And who are those annoying over achieving parents who insist it’s not Halloween unless you make your own costume?
Here’s a perfect example of how two disparate types accomplish the same goal of readying the front hall closet for the winter. When I organized my parent’s front hall closet, it took me, an Organic Freedom (NFP), up to three weeks on and off, whereas my sister knocked the chore off in an afternoon.