A National Obsession With Organization
To organize is to declutter.
To declutter is synonymous with to simplify and simplifying is surely the path to happiness for those among us with an already over-extended existence.
As more and more businesses jump on this organizational wagon, the above message is the one they hope we receive.
Are you aware that The Container Store boasts 63 locations nationwide?
Did you know that a Marshalls' dressing room requires that we immediately make a choice between Definitely, Possibly, and Tomorrow?
When Gmail came out with their new email categories: Primary, Social & Promotions, I didn't like them. Now that it's been a few weeks, I'm used to the change but, still feel it was unecessary.
All Gmail has afforded me is the opportunity to ignore the mail I don't feel like opening immediately. When those pesky promotions were right in front of my face, I had no choice but to deal with them. I can be a bit compulsive and any task left unaddressed tugs at me. Now that this unwanted correspondence is hidden away, I can ignore it indefinitely. Progress? Any minute now, a feeling of peace and serenity should carry me away.
Does America's new obsession with organization strike anyone else as odd? Are we seriously unable to get through our day without the help of these silly pre-made labels or did what started as a good and helpful idea initially, once again, spiral to extreme?
To be clear - I'm not advocating clutter and confusion. It's just that I refuse to believe chaos is the only available option; that we're destined for failure without additional help.
Rebellious by nature, regardless of what's pictured, the bathing suit hung under "definitely" never made it out of the store. Luckily, I found one I could live with on another Marshall's shopping spree.
No matter how you spend your day, come home to this
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