TRAITS: Rear- and left-brain thinker, order and
habit, step-by-step routines, follows rules, enjoys
SPACE: Maintainers love details and prefer work
spaces that are meticulously ordered with a
place for everything. They enjoy having the right
container and clear labels. Because they dislike
interruptions, they want to work alone at dedicated
desks in their room or an established study space.
TIME: Establish daily routines and checklists to
guide Maintainers to success. A detailed weekly
or daily planner (such as a gridded planner
from Order Out of Chaos) helps them monitor
PAPER: Thorough and consistent, Maintainers can
manage multiple binders for individual subjects or
topics. They’re likely to enjoy filing older papers in
a file box or drawer equipped with hanging folders.
They opt for typed labels or ones made with a
handheld label maker. n
TRAITS: Rear- and right-brain thinker, social,
warm, inclusive nature, emotional, supports and
SPACE: Harmonizers thrive in relaxed, colorful
rooms where they can be surrounded by special,
personal items. They want to be around others and
will camp out in a family room or kitchen to be near
the action. Skip the expensive desk and purchase a
caddy of supplies that they can take anywhere.
TIME: Harmonizers can work effectively with school-supplied calendars, but one with less detail may
work better. Create detailed schedules for activities
before and after school.
PAPER: A single binder with pocket dividers will take
care of daily organizing needs. Longer-term storage
can be accomplished with magazine boxes and
folders. Try using pictures as labels.
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