One would have told me about "the hidden benefits of disorder, how crammed closets, cluttered offices, and on-the-fly planning make the world a better place." I really wanted that to be true. Unfortunately, I never read the book--I couldn't find it because I couldn't remember whether it was in my crammed closet or cluttered office.
I bought them together and lost them together, but in the meantime I bought and am reading another copy of the one that tells me "It's all too much" and that I need "an easy plan for living a richer life with less stuff."
(Right there you have one of the reasons my husband's been giving me for years that clutter is not good: you lose things and waste money.)
Well, turns out these books were in the cluttered office, supposedly my work room. I've taken to calling it the walk-in junk drawer. But that's not going to last for long.
I unearthed the books in the midst of totally emptying the room so I can create a room I can love to be in. I'll put back into the room only the things that belong there and that I want there.
Now I've told the world. So I better follow through. I'll let you know.