The terms Type A and Type B are used to describe two distinct personality types. On one hand, you have Type As – ambitious, competitive, and highly organised. On the other, you have Type Bs – relaxed, creative, and tolerant. The Type As among us are punctual, driven, and always pushing ourselves to be better. We’re happiest when we’re organising, scrapbooking, or playing winning at Scrabble.
If you’ve ever identified with Monica Geller from Friends, you might have a Type A personality. And if you know a woman who fits this Type A personality description, here are some fun organisational gifts for the home and office she’s sure to absolutely love.
An over-the-door organiser
One of the best ways to get more storage space is to go vertical. An over-the-door organiser hung inside your closet or pantry can be used to store anything from shoes and toys to snacks and spices.
Over-the-door organisers are especially useful in small apartments or dorms; their little pockets are the perfect size for hats and gloves, art supplies, pens, and markers, or odds and ends.
Here are some popular choices in plastic, metal, and fabric:
- SimpleHouseware Crystal Clear Over Door Hanging Pantry Organiser
- Neu Home Over the Door 6-Basket Hanging Storage Unit with Hooks
- Homecube Fabric 5 Pocket Home Organiser (White Polka Dots)
A magazine holder
A magazine holder is a neat way to keep your favourite glossy publications tidy in one place. But they don’t have to be used just for this purpose. Like over-the-door organisers, you can use them to store anything you please – food, toilet paper, gift wrap, curling irons, craft supplies, etc.
You can even turn one into a wall-mounted corner side table (see here).
Novelty paper clips
Why be limited to boring, standard paper clips? There are all sorts of cute novelty paper clips you can buy now in all kinds of shapes and colours to spice up one’s organisational repertoire.
Get them in the shape of something your lady loves: sea creatures, planets, pineapples, cocktail glasses, dinosaurs, flamingoes, musical instruments. Here are some fun variations:
- Butler in the Home Pink Unicorn Shaped Paper Clips
- Rose Gold Creoly Jumbo Paper Clips
- Midori Penguin D-Clips
A slate cheese board
Real adults know how to serve cheese properly. A slate cheese board is an elegant solution – and not only that, you can write on it. You can label the cheeses with your own handwriting. It’s the joy of natural rustic tableware combined with the immense satisfaction of labelling things. You could even go one step further and get matching coasters!
Slate cheese boards look good in both contemporary and traditional home environments and make amazing gifts regardless of personality type. Check out this lovely selection from Twine Living.
DIY temporary wallpaper
There’s nothing like a change of wall covering to make the home feel fresh and new. But a professional wallpapering job can be costly, and if you don’t like it, you’re stuck with it unless you get it all redone.
Swag Paper is a retail website that sells high-quality self-adhesive wall coverings that can be applied yourself. Made from woven polyester, they come in all sorts of colours and patterns and can be removed whenever you want. It’s a considerably cheaper option than traditional wallpaper, starting at $6.00/square foot. Check them out here.
Quick Peek stickers
Type As love a tidy storage system. Quick Peek stickers help you organise your storage boxes more intelligently by taking photos of the contents, then adding a scannable sticker to the outside.
When you need to check what’s in your boxes, you can simply scan the stickers using an app on your phone. It’s ideal if you’re moving house or keep a lot of items stored in boxes – documents and craft supplies, for example.
A beautiful woven basket
There is a myriad of everyday uses for a little woven basket. They can be used to store anything from rugs and slippers to bread and veggies – they can even be used to house plants! Woven baskets make a beautiful, neutral storage solution and look much prettier than plastic boxes.
Check out the amazing collections from The Basket Room – an ethical woven basket company that works with small craft collectives in Africa.
Professional home organisation
Maybe, what a Type A woman really wants is organisation on a professional scale. It can be difficult to constantly maintain an organised home, even if you like it that way. Neat Method has locations in over 35 markets across the country, from Atlanta to Washington DC, so why not treat your special lady to luxury home organising? Guarantee she will love you forever.
Hopefully, this list has provided you with some helpful inspiration. Is there anything else you think deserves a mention? Leave a comment below.