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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Pile of Unmade Decisions

The best thing I heard at the conference today was that "clutter is a pile of unmade decisions".

I'm relatively organized, but I often find myself setting things aside because I don't know what I should do with it. I certainly like to have "a place for everything and everything in its place", but then I accumulate something new that doesn't have a home and it joins a pile for another day.

Same with bills. I hate paying bills. I put them off and they end up at the bottom of a pile... and then I get slapped with a fine.

Even as a "go-getter"--a "get 'er done" type person--there are far too many times when I just don't want to make the decision. And that's why my desk has stacks of footage and paper: I just don't feel like I can deal with it. Especially if the item in question doesn't have a home yet.


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So, for me, clutter is often a pile of homeless stuff.

~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father

3 comments:

Wendy said...

Hmmm, that's very true about the unmade decisions. I'd have to add that sometimes clutter can also be piles that reflect a husband without motivation to put his things away ;).

Nice to know a fellow hater-of-paying-bills. Even with plenty of money in the bank to cover them, I'll still put it off. I kick myself every time, since online bill pay takes 2 whole minutes, lol.

agentlejoy said...

I love this! Must show it to husband, who is perpetually saying "I'll decide later," and, as a result, lives in a heap of unmade decisions and their resultant stuff.

What a unique way to look at it!

Luke said...

Wendy, I have finally added one of my bills to the totally easy and free "auto pay" option. Should have done it years ago and saved myself hundreds of dollars in late fees [smile] I totally hear you.

Angela, don't push your husband too hard... if he's anything like me, he's likely to push back [smile]. But, yes, this has challenged me to make up my mind then and there. Hope it helps in your household (still waiting to see a vast improvement in mine [smile]).

~Luke


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