*1. Would you consider yourself an organized person? Why or why not?*
Yes, and no. I go through spurts of super-organisation, then I kind of let the fields grow fallow for a while, and then get all super-organised again. It’s a cycle.
*2. Do you keep some type of planner, organizer, calendar, etc. with you, and do you use it regularly?*
Oh no. That’s one thing I never got into the habit of doing, using an organiser — whether it be a filofax or one of those gimmicky PDAs or whatever. Besides, I normally never have to plan more than a week or two ahead, so why would I need one? Maybe if I lead a busy, hectic professional and social life, it might be necessary. But I’m a lazy bum, unfortunately.
*3. Would you say that your desk is organized right now?*
Somewhat. There’s a degree of superfluous clutter, but believe me, it’s been a lot worse.
*4. Do you alphabetize CDs, books, and DVDs, or does it not matter?*
I alphabetise my CD collection, which is difficult because of the limited space. In fact right now it’s only semi-organised. But I do have an alphabetised list, being the pedant I am, so it wouldn’t take more than an hour or two to get ship shape again.
Books I don’t have enough of, so I just arrange them into clumps or stacks of books unread, books enjoyed, and books I don’t need but can’t bare to get rid of.
DVDs, well, I hardly have any of, so they go in a neatish stack close to my telly in no particular order.
*5. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to organize?*
Oh dear. Probably something work-related. It may not be a particularly difficult job conceptually (although it does help somewhat to have an eye for composition; if you were in the _large music store_ last year when the latest Foo Fighters album came out and saw the chessboard arrangement at the front of the store — that was my handiwork) but in practice merchandising could be a bit of a nightmare. Especially when the store was busy, or someone from head office was visiting. Or the CDs hadn’t arrived in the store yet, which happens much more often than many seem to realise. But at least it was satisfying, and I wouldn’t mind doing it again. Beats shovelling popcorn any day.