We know that most of you are inspired by photos of organized spaces, how-to articles with step-by step solutions, etc.- but recently the MOST responded to photo we have shared was about EGGS!
Let me share the photo (shared by The Unintentional Urban Farmer) and then some insights:
- First let me say- I never in a million years would have thought a photo of eggs could have created such a stir!
- Second, I really thought there was no other answer besides “A”- you work from one side to the other and then you are done- right? Wrong!!! The most popular answer on our Facebook page was “B”-and the reason- a more balanced carton. Balance?! I never thought of that.
And that is why getting, and staying organized is such a unique and personal journey. Many of you probably share your home with a spouse/child/friend/roommate. Show them the picture of the eggs and see what they say. Are you on the same page? If not, why? It might give you great insight as to why you don’t organize your home the same way. I really, truly thought there was no other answer besides A- yet B was most popular, and many others said to cut the box down to accommodate for the eggs that are left. I mean, if eggs can be thought in so many different ways- imagine your garage! Your partner may very well see things completely different, and yet both ways can make sense. It is so important to talk and ask questions when organizing. That’s why hiring a professional organizer can be so helpful. They are trained to ask you the questions you may not have thought of and to view things from another angle.
So the next time you are working, or living, with someone and you can’t seem to figure out your organization- take the egg test above to start the conversation and see why you both think the way you do. I bet you find out something you’d never thought about before!
And just to see if you see things the same way – comment below on which picture YOU think is right!