Organizing: Are You a Hider or a Seeker?

Organizing: Are You a Hider or a Seeker?

Sarah Coffey
Nov 3, 2008

Looking for home office solutions, we stumbled across an online blurb that separates organizational types into two categories: hiders and seekers. Although we generally believe that more than two types exist for just about everything, we did find ourselves questioning which category we belong to...

The article (from Smead's organizing tips) defines "hiders" as people who "can't stand to see anything sitting out – the desk or countertop must be clear before they can concentrate" and "seekers" as people who "tend to panic when things are hidden away." We usually fall into the "hider" category (our living room is an exercise in hidden storage), although there are some things (like bills and to-do lists) that we prefer to keep in plain sight. What about you? Are you a hider, seeker, or somewhere in-between?

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