I posted this video over on the HappySimple Facebook page last week. Just in case you didn’t see it, I thought I’d post it here as well. I love the utter ridiculousness of the idea of tidying up art.
And I hope that you can take that lesson into your everyday life. And know that there are times when being organized and tidy are good, like when you have reports that need doing, or blog posts to write or other point A to point B activities.
A tidy enough house can make daily life smoother and more pleasant (and you get to pick what constitutes enough).
But there are times when being organized and tidy actually gets in the way of living. Like when your baby is fussy and needs a cuddle. Or when you want to spend time with the one you love. In fact, if you don’t guard those moments lovingly and fiercely, you can organize them right out of existence.
I have a friend who repeatedly tries to get more organized. And I applaud her efforts. But I hope, I mean, I really, truly hope she knows that her lack of organization is one of her most endearing qualities. Cups of tea appear before you and she will literally drop everything, on the floor if necessary, to sit down and have a visit. What could be more charming, more life-affirming, what could possibly be better than that?
So, yes, get organized if you want to. Just remember to guard the precious bits. Like a modern painting, they thrive on chaos.