7 Scraps Of Praise For Messiness

October 8th, 2009 by Amy






Ever notice the fact that Jane and I have over a hundred entries in “Appreciating” and barely a dozen in “Organizing?”

 

That’s just the kind of gals we are.

 

Today I came across the book A Perfect Mess online and while I haven’t read it yet, I’m already in love.

 

Mostly because it seems like it will be validating.

 

Suddenly all this messiness on my desk and in my home has the potential to be recast as functional.

 

Perfect!

 

Here’s an unorganized collection of seven catchwords and sentences I found insanely uplifting from A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder – How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and on-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place:

 

 

1.  “Chemist Stephen Berry, a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant award, works among a landscape of 18-inch-high piles which have harbored individual documents for as long as two decades.”

 

2.  “beneficial mess”

 

3.  “In general, a messy desk tends to end up so that the more important, more urgent work stays close by and near the top of the clutter, while the safely ignorable stuff tends to get buried near the back–which makes perfect sense.”

 

4.  “A messy desk can be a highly effective prioritizing and accessing system.”

 

5.  “Actually, messy homes can provide a far more inviting and nurturing environment than highly ordered ones.”

 

6.  “pointless home neatening”

 

7.  “A Perfect Mess shatters the myths and misunderstandings about messiness and disorder that have led to an often pointless, counterproductive and demoralizing bias toward neatness and organization in our society.”





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