I recently heard about a book called "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan. It was about the romance of Frank Lloyd Wright (the famous architect) and Mamah Borthwick Cheney. I heard it was a riveting story with a tragic ending.
There is an portion of the book that us organizers would find fascinating:
It seems Frank was hyper-sensitive to space and objects. It is said Mamah remembered many evenings when Frank would sit down to dinner and would promptly sweep aside his silverware. It was a habit that struck Mamah as crude and quite rude, since she had just set the table only moments before.
'Why do you do that?' she'd asked him once.
'Push aside your silver that way, as if you're angry.'
'I hate clutter.'
'Silverware is clutter?' she asked.
'Until I'm ready to use it, yes.'
I find it interesting that some can be surrounded by clutter and not even notice it while others, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, would be bothered by a simple item such as a fork that was not being used at that particular moment.
I recognize there is middle ground here. It's somewhere between being bothered by a fork not being used at the moment and considering it clutter, like Mr. Wright, and eating your meals at the kitchen table on the top of a pile of paper or surrounded by clutter without being bothered by it.
If you, however, are bothered by your clutter or have any questions or problems you would like me to address, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be glad to help.
Wishing you an organized week!