For some of us, being creative means being messy. When I take on a project, whether big or small, I inevitably make a mess wherever I happen to be working. I thought having an office dedicated to my writing would help me keep the clutter to one room, but I don't always feel like working in my office. Sometimes, I'll write in bed. Other times, like this past week, I set up shop in my living room because it's just too cold in my office upstairs.
And the clutter has followed me.
Why I can work surrounded by all this clutter mystifies me. I don't even notice the mess.
Inevitably, though, I will notice and get tired of it. That's when the cleaning spree happens. I sort paperwork, put books back on the shelf, vacuum, etc., etc..
But the mess always returns despite my best efforts to keep it at bay.
I think I've made my peace with it because this poster says it all:
Can you work in clutter or are you just the opposite?