Here's another quote and prompt from A Fancy Word for Simple that spoke to me:
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
-A. A. Milne
I heard yesterday that January is organization month. Wish someone would have told me a little closer to the beginning of the month! The report said that someone with a messy desk is 36% more productive than someone who is exceptionally tidy.
Beyond your desk, what's your style? Messy? Organized? Organized piles of mess? (This might be a good one to document with photos.)
I make a huge mess when I scrap—probably because I have way too much stuff and not a lot of desk space. There are usually piles all over the desk and floor. But it definitely does not stay that way. I frequently put everything away in between layouts, and I definitely clean up before I leave my study. That said, I’m an organization freak! I was positively thrilled the first time I went into a Container Store. It’s a good thing there isn’t one anywhere near me. However, thanks to the Container Store (a must stop every time we travel) I am able to organize my stash in a relatively small space. I was also excited when someone somewhere referred to organizing as a hobby. That would be one of mine. Outside my study, it’s no different—my classroom, my house, my cupboards, my drawers—all organized. And I’m always on the lookout for new and better ways to do it. Looking back at the quote, I guess my exciting discoveries may be few and far between—but I’m content not to have a mess.
Perhaps some photos on the weekend.