Organizing is a “living” process. By this I mean that getting and staying organized is not something we do only once. While we may establish some systems that we carry over the course of a lifetime, we are also likely to experience shifting needs as as we age.
In working with clients of all ages and stages, I’ve observed a few common needs that tend to emerge at various periods of life. I put together this little infographic as a summary of needs we are likely to have at various points in our lives. This is not meant to be exhaustive, nor is it ironclad. Some of us may take “the road less traveled,” and will correspondingly have unique organizing needs. Still, I hope this may prove helpful in codifying what systems we need to implement today, as well as provide insight about those we may be facing in the future.
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What requirements would you add at these various stages of life?