According to feng shui, clutter is bad. Very bad. Don’t ask why – it is something about the chi.
But. My desk at work – well, some people just shudder. My house collects clutter on a regular basis. Paper, magazines, oh even empty cigarette packs.
And now – I read this quote from a New York Times article “Saying Yes to Mess” – and heck if I don’t feel better.
“Studies are piling up that show that messy desks are the vivid signatures of people with creative, limber minds (who reap higher salaries than those with neat “office landscapes”) and that messy closet owners are probably better parents and nicer and cooler than their tidier counterparts. It’s a movement that confirms what you have known, deep down, all along: really neat people are not avatars of the good life; they are humorless and inflexible prigs, and have way too much time on their hands. “
Well, that is a little extreme I am sure there are some really creative neat people out there.
I’m just not one of them.
So what are you – neat or messy?