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Knot Thinking

Knot Thinking A while back I wrote a post called Bungle In The Bundle, about how some familiar bundles hamper, rather than help, good organizing.  Actually, it’s more than just the bundles themselves that interfere, it’s the line of thinking that is not working.  I call this knot thinking. When you employ knot thinking, you think about knotting things up for safety, but you are not thinking of retrieval and usability. An example of knot thinking would be stuffing everything into your closet to get it off your floor.  As a result, you may feel like your room is under control.  You may even feel organized, but that feeling can’t possibly last because you are knot thinking about the closet.  Sure, the doors are closed and everything is “tied up” inside, but if you can’t easily retrieve what you want, when you want it, then you are not well organized. Another example of knot thinking is wrapping up bundles of envelopes in rubber bands. I’ve seen thousands of these bundles in households. Nothing ever goes into them and nothing comes […]

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