Did you make a resolution to get organized this year? Is it the same resolution you made last year in hopes that this year you’ll actually do it? Well don’t fret – I’m here to tell you why you shouldn’t bother getting organized. So, relax, throw a few more pieces of paper on top of that pile on your desk or kitchen counter, and don’t even think about how great it would be to get organized. If my reasons aren’t compelling enough and you decide you actually do want to get organized, please feel free to get in touch – I’d be glad to help.
Searching for things is exciting. You love a good challenge, and scrambling to find your keys, bills and glasses provides hours of fun and entertainment.
You love donating to credit card companies. Why should merchants be the only ones who get to pay fees to the credit card companies? Paying your bills late allows you to enjoy the experience and satisfaction of paying hefty penalties for the privilege of using your credit cards. Besides, who are they to tell you when you should pay things?
You like buying things you already have. If something is good enough to buy once, buying two or three of them is even better. Making it easy to find what you already own would take away your ability to experience the joy of wastefulness and exasperation.
You really might need it someday. Never mind that you won’t be able to find it if you really do need it, hanging on to all kinds of otherwise useless stuff helps you overcome the guilt of spending money on the duplicates of all those other things you bought because you couldn’t find them when you needed them.
It’s only money. Lost gift cards, uncashed checks, overdraft fees on your checking account – financial sacrifices sure beat spending time getting organized.
There’s no fun in being on time. Making your friends, clients and hairstylist wait for you demonstrates just how important and popular you are – after all, nothing gets your phone ringing like being late for an appointment or meeting. It can be even more enjoyable to totally forget you even had an appointment – then people will go out of their way to get in touch with you!
Peace of mind is for sissies. You enjoy the anxiety of not knowing what’s in the boxes of papers you’ll get to someday. The guilt and emotional drain of unfinished tasks is no big deal. And you love the stress in your home and workplace caused by being disorganized.
Not having friends and family over saves you money. Being embarrassed by how cluttered your home is has the advantage of not having to pay for food, drinks and other costs of entertaining.
It’s silly to pay for something you can do yourself. Even though you probably pay someone to clean your house and maybe even do yard work, it doesn’t make any sense to pay someone to help you get organized. And besides, the cost of paying someone to help you get organized can’t possibly be worth the aggravation, guilt, frustration and financial costs it will eliminate.
Wishing you simplicity, harmony and freedom,