A Perfect Mess

Eric Abrahamson and David Freedman

Abrahamson and Freedman attempt to dispel the myth that mess is time-consuming and a sign of a lazy person. Mess, they argue, is in fact conducive to creativity, time-saving and a sign of a healthy mind. Using examples of everything from the ease and ability a messier person has in finding files readily at hand on their desk – as compared to someone who has spent hours filing everything away, to brilliant scientists like Alexander Fleming discovering penicillin after forgetting a petri dish on his desk over vacation. Mess, disorder, chaos all create random connections in the mind, fostering creativity and creating visual and physical reminders of other things. Chock full of great stories and examples on mess, plus plenty of bone-picking with professional organizers, this book is a panacea for anyone who has no problem with a few books are papers here and there. After all, our heaps are fostering creativity and making us work faster. Sweet!