creative minds are rarely tidy (2)

 

I love this quote, and quite often use it as an excuse for my clutter problem.

Everyone who knows me personally is having a good giggle at this stage.  I really am very untidy.  I really do try, but somehow piles of papers and ‘stuff’ just happen.

As I am facing packing up and moving again, I really have to start decluttering.  This has had me thinking of why I am untidy, and why clutter happens.

I am a creative person with a very active mind.  I start something and then get excited about something else and move onto that.  I am also, of course trying to pack so much into my day so it is quite common for me to have a painting project on the kitchen table, while cooking dinner, doing the laundry and tweeting.  When the dinner is done – I move to the sitting room to eat and watch a bit of tv.  I might have a writing or photography project I am working on while sofa sitting.  Ah just remembered I have a card order to complete.  Up the stairs I go to my craft room.  Yes, you have guessed it – I have left a pile of untidy projects in my wake.

Well, as I get ready to move house, I am making a determined effort to deal with the my clutter in an organised manner.  Perhaps I am not too old to change?

Thanks for reading, and please feel free to share any tips for an untidy person in the comments below.  (And everyone who has seen my untidy desks you can stop giggling now)

Kerry x

2 comments on “Time to tidy up – decluttering is a must”

  1. Ah Kerry. I sympathise! I have this continual push and pull – sliding gradually from obsessive-compulsive order (labels, lists and a quiet mind) into utter chaos and mess (laughter, total disorganisation and unleashed creativity). I have only recently acknowledged that I’ll never, ever be consistent (not unless leopards start changing their spots). Now I have to learn to ACCEPT both the Jekyll and the Hyde!

    • I understand exactly Heather. Ironically my computer (inside) is very ordered and systematic. That must be my alternate personality. I also have to have my wardrobe ordered – bottoms, tops, jackets, dresses otherwise I stress. Go figure!

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