I am so excited about this month’s blog post because it was written by someone very special to me… my nine year old nephew Jack. He was given an assignment to read a few studies on being neat vs. being messy and then share his thoughts on the topic. Having an Aunt as a Professional Organizer came in very handy with this homework assignment. He knows not to come to me with math questions but clutter is one subject I know a lot about! We had a lot of fun exploring the pros and cons and it was interesting to hear a 9 year old’s perspective on the topic. There’s a general assumption–in homes, in workplaces–that neatness corresponds to productivity. But there is also a strong argument for messiness and how it relates to creativity.
Are messy people more creative? Are neat people more productive?
So without further delay, I invite you to read Jack’s thoughts on the matter and then decide for yourself. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Click Here to Read Jack’s paper