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Old 11th November 2007, 01:31
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Hidden Benefits of Being Messy

Society isn't kind to messy people. But is messy so bad?

The professional organizers claim that clutter costs us hours each day by making
it harder to find things. When a mess has been cleaned, it often takes longer to remember where the iem had been stored.

Some experts believe we need schedules and plans, but disorganized peopel usually are better at rolling with the punches and seizing serendipitous opportunities.

EXAMPLE: The Scottish biologist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin when samples he had carelessly left exposed in his mess of an office were contaminated while he was away on vacation.
(For many people a certain amount of messiness can be beneficial...)

What to do...
Allow certain areas of the house to be messy. Don't worry if the kids' rooms are a mess.

Permit mess cycles Let the mess build, and pick up every few weeks or when guests are coming.

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Old 11th November 2007, 17:24
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I am sat here, surrounded by my mess about once a month I tidy my comp. desk up....I
am one of those that knows where everything is in my mess...my hubby calls it my dump
corner ...But you walk through to the kitchen and it's a different matter !!

The spare bedroom is full of things that need sorting and I will get round to it one day...maybe
on my next move

Messy can be good !!!!!!!
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Old 11th November 2007, 19:31
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SO good...

I AGREE...MESSY is GOOD!! Now, about moving---I'm moving (AGAIN) ...and, I've decided to just throw things into large, heavy-duty plastic bags that seal well...(PLEASE DO NOT tell Martha Stewart...!)
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With the amount of ornaments I have I don't think plastic bags are advisable
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Wee tip - Always display some get-well cards on your mantlepiece. If unexpected guests arrive, they'll think you've been to sick to tidy up.
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Wee tip - Always display some get-well cards on your mantlepiece. If unexpected guests arrive, they'll think you've been to sick to tidy up.

What if you don't have a mantlepiece
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Old 12th November 2007, 17:29
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What if you don't have a mantlepiece
Then make the supreme sacrifice...clear away some of your ornaments and use that empty space. Trust me hen, it'll be worth it..
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