I was recently chatting with a friend and she was telling me all about a new clothing closet she installed in her home. She was ridiculously excited about how it turned out (as she should be, it was incredible), so she posted a preview of her photo on her Instagram account. As lovely and organized as it was, she had some folks question her about why she didn’t organize her items by color. It was insinuated that she did it all wrong… So she asked my thoughts on the subject and I thought it was such a good question that I would ask you all to join in on the conversation!
So although my Martha Stewart craft paints look pretty stinking divine all lined in a rainbow, they are now tossed in a decorative basket and I am just as easily able to find what I need without much effort. I find the same to be true when organizing alphabetically, but that is an entirely different can of worms.
- Do you! Organize by what fits your lifestyle, personality and routine. If you personally relate to organizing by color, then do it! There is no right or wrong way.
- Color is a great way to quickly identify things. Whether it be a category or a person or a day of the week… There are benefits to utilizing color to create visual associations.
- Organizing by color will always create a pretty and visually appealing appearance, but be sure that it is also functioning and helpful. Also think about how easily it will be to maintain the system down the road.
from IHeart Organizing http://www.iheartorganizing.com/2016/11/lets-chat-organizing-by-color.html