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March 27, 2014


"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?" ― Albert Einstein


Norwich bosses! Yes!

Now that is a book I need to read!

Tidiness can also lead to a kind of paralysis — like facing a blank page. Or at least that's what I tell myself whenever the heaps of stuff on my desk begin to encroach on my keyboard, but a deadline means that the only form of tidying I can manage is to re-home the heaps on the floor beside me. The colour looks wonderful.

Once again, I am so glad you said this out loud. I feel the same. As does my middle son - whenever we clean his room, he immediately goes in and spreads stuff all over the clean floor and then sighs happily.

I am going through the same process of tidying my sewing studio (who knew how much fabric I have?) with a view to re painting and halfway through I thought, do you know what? I like it all higgledy piggledy and that's how it's going to stay, before and after the re paint.

I was going to quote Einstein just as Jane D. did..........


sign me Another Messy Person

I'm impressed. I'm tackling my office right now too and it feels like such a huge project! Mine is more about the enormous amount of clutter that has quietly accumulated in there. It always ends up being the "I'll deal with this later" room.

Here's to getting rid of clutter and creating lovely work spaces!

Okay, I'm going to be the lone voice standing up for tidiness. I hate clutter. It makes me want to scream. Whenever I get stressed, the best antidote is to get rid of stuff.

Wonderful inspiration!

So funny! Although I collect postcards from places and museums that appeal to me and use them seasonally around the home, I much prefer clear, empty, uncluttered spaces (sorry, Einstein!)…
But well done on getting the books sorted - to my surprise, I have got rid of even more of mine and am enjoying the remainder all the more :)

The colour is fab. Some of my best friends are minimalists :) but not me. I work in a large postgraduate student office where we all have our own private cubicles. The walls of my work space are covered eclectically. I love their busyness. I would feel lonely and cold if the walls were bare.

I applaud the creative space which breathes with energy and the promise of the new. Lots of nooks and crannies beneath a few piles of books here, a scatter of pencils there and an explosion or two of this and that over there. I think you and your new workspace are starting to become friends.

I understand totally about the book situation. I have had to move a rather large, and I mean large, bookcase from one end of the house to the other. In the process books and yes, every Country Living Magazine from 1986 had to be stacked up on the table. Who would have thought that someone whom I shall not name but was not me, would place their full glass of red in the middle of my stacks and then knock it over!!! I think I will leave it at that!

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