When I was a kid, I was fascinated with rainbows…I drew them CONSTANTLY. Anytime I was given a piece of paper and a few colored crayons, pencils, or pens…a rainbow would quickly appear. I loved how the colors of the rainbow blended together in perfect harmony. It always gave me such a feeling of happiness…contentment. As an adult, I still love to create the rainbow when organizing. There really is something almost magical about ROYGBIV. For those of you unfamiliar with that acronym, I’m talking about RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, INDIGO, and VIOLET…the beautiful colors of the rainbow!
You might ask why ROYGIBIV organizing is so great…let me share a few reasons why I love it so much!
The ROYGBIV color pattern still leaves me with the same sense of happiness and contentment that I experienced as a child. Try it out for yourself and see what happens!
Finding what I’m looking for is so much easier when I’m guided by color. It saves time and frustration.
Just about anyone, young and old, can follow this organizing system. If you know your colors, you can maintain this type of system!!
Color coordination is automatic…you don’t have to think twice about where something belongs – just find the matching color.
ROYGBIV organizing can be applied to almost any type of item….books, clothing, files, food, your daily calendar/schedule, office supplies...the list is endless.
It just looks PRETTY! If an organized space can be functional AND pleasing to the eye, you’ve hit a homerun in the organizing world.
The next time you decide to do some organizing, try and create a few rainbows of your own!
Jen and Emily