Organizing Theory & Artistry

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Ruly Bookshelf: A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life

Ruly Bookshelf: A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life

To give the contrarian perspective on this month’s cleaning theme,  I was intrigued by the title of Mary Randolph Carter’s latest book,  A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life. Unexpectedly,  this is one of my favorite organizing books of all time! […]

Ruly Bookshelf: A Perfect Mess

Ruly Bookshelf: A Perfect Mess

When I tell people I am an organizational consultant, one of the first and most common reactions I receive is an embarrassed confession that someone is disorganized.  We have been conditioned to expect neatness from ourselves and others and the failure to achieve true neatness […]