Happy Saturday! Grab a cup of coffee and snuggle up in your favorite seat of the house as we chat about all things home, life, and randomness.
Today’s Morning Coffee is going to be a little different than usual. Because today I want to continue a conversation that we started in Instagram Stories this week about functional vs. aesthetic organizing. I put up an open-ended question box asking viewers how aesthetic organizing made them feel, and the responses were so incredibly varied. And a little surprising, too!
So this morning I want to share some of the replies, then I’d love for us to continue the convo in the comments section. I am so interested in this topic and I plan on making some blog posts and videos very soon for both types of organizing methods.
Q: How Do You Feel About Aesthetic Organization?
“I like the look but with two small children it’s just impossible!” -Kim
“Perfect organization- just the thought of it- stresses me out.” -Lori
“It makes me feel more in control of my life when work and other stuff goes haywire” -Khaila
“I despise it! Real life isn’t picture perfect!” -Jen
“It makes me feel calm. I watch videos of it to relax.” -Elly
“Love it! But [it’s] not always possible with real life – so I find small areas to keep cute.” -Sarah
“Calm to watch and stressed to mimic.” -Mari
“It makes me feel calmer. I’m working toward it right now, but with two boys and a husband, four dogs and a chronic illness, I struggle with it hard. That’s why I follow you!” -Sarah
“Perfect organization = organization that makes sense for you/your household.” -Afshawn
“It’s sterile” – Shelley
“Definitely makes me feel calm but it has to be functional. If not, it gets stressful.” -Mansi
“Stresses me out! Because each family’s space is different so you can’t just copy and example.” -[Anon.]
My partner has ADHD so [aesthetic organizing] doesn’t work. I just make it as pretty as possible.” -Chelsea
“It stresses me out!” -Jennifer
“All those shows add bins to drawers with only a few things in them. If I had that little…” -Laura
Your turn! Share your thoughts below in the comments. These answers not only get a conversation going about what being Organized-ish really is, but it also helps me create more content tailored to your own preferences. And check back next week because I reorganized my bathroom two ways to show both styles on two different budgets. Can’t wait to see which one you like better!