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Are you one of those people who has a room that’s a tad, shall we say, messy?
Well we’ve got some exciting news for you (that you probably shouldn’t rub in the face of everyone in your household).
According to research carried out in multiple studies, it’s a sign that you’ve got a more creative mind!
The University of Minnesota recently carried out research to show that those with ‘unkempt’ rooms produced more interesting and creative ideas when given a task, and were more likely to do the unexpected.
According to Kathleen Vohs, who spoke with Science Daily, “Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights.
“Orderly environments, in contrast, encourage convention and playing it safe."
Eric Abrahamson and David Freedham’s book A Perfect Mess has also highlighted the pros of cluttered working spaces.
"Mess isn't necessarily the absence of order.
"A messy desk can be a highly effective prioritising and accessing system.
"In general, on a messy desk, the more important, urgent work tends to stay close by and near the top of the clutter, while the safely ignorable stuff tends to get buried to the bottom or near the back, which makes perfect sense.
"The various piles on a messy desk can represent a surprisingly sophisticated informal filing system that offer far more efficiency and flexibility than a filing cabinet could possibly provide."
Albert Einstein has even been recorded having a very messy desk, saying, "If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"
Words spoken with such wisdom…
Boss or parents still pestering you about your clutter? Show them this.