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When I start working with a client,it’s very important for me to get to know what kind of learner they are.  Why? Knowing if someone is a more dominant left-brain thinker vs a right-brain thinker is extremely important when it comes to organizing.   Not sure if you’re left-brain or right-brain dominant?  There are a ton of different quick ‘test’ you can take on-line.  Here are 2 sites that you may wish to explore:

1. http://www.blogthings.com/areyourightorleftbrainedquiz/ 20 question quiz that will ‘spit out’ what you are.

2. http://www.wherecreativitygoestoschool.com/vancouver/left_right/rb_test.htm 54 questions that will give you your results.

There are many more sites available but I just happened to choose these two.  Just for reference, here are my own personal scores:

55% left-brain  and 45% right-brain

53% left-brain and 47% right-brain

How does this relate to organizing?  Here are some tips that I hope you find helpful:

Left-Brain

  • Create an ordered workspace
  • Place items behind closed doors except for current tasks
  • Create logical ‘homes’ for things (pens, paper, etc.)
  • Purchase tools like desk drawer trays, labelers, etc.

Right-Brain

  • Use color (file folders, magazine holders, etc).
  • Have options for current projects/tasks in the open
  • Use visual cues (colored post-it notes) as reminders
  • Purchase attractive organizers that you like to look at

Looking at myself, I’m almost 50-50 so what does that mean for me?  I actually tend to use a combination of left-brain and right-brain strategies.

What is important to remember is:  what works for me may not work for you. If you are more right-brain dominant your organization will look different than someone who may be more left-brain dominant.

So, before you begin your journey of becoming organized or more organized, do a little self-evaluation to figure out what will work best for you!

Have a great day!

Sheri

Sheri Bruneau is the founder and President of Get It Together Inc. Get It Together offers a wide range of concierge and organizing services to assist busy families and businesses.

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