Let there be organization

July 27, 2007 by Gabe | [mmd] |

In pursuit of perfect harmony in my home office, I've undertaken the GTD (Getting Things Done by David Allen) process coupled with reducing clutter. This post is about the clutter.

Clutter is a funny kind of affliction. You don't seem to notice it until you are way in over your head. During the past 4 years I have moved three times. Each time I tried to rid myself of piles of clutter. But 4 years later I looked around and found that it had multiplied many times over. I've recently identified the root cause. If you create storage for anything, you are allowing it to become part of your family. It sets up house and begins breeding other non-essential clutter.

Maybe it is a natural response to the excesses of the 80's and 90's but it's now trending to down-size your life. You can find user groups and blog posts all over the Internet. This is another one. The next few posts will all be related to streamlining your life and work environment. More specifically, how Apple fits with this philosophy. This blog is about all things Mac, so of course any implementation of GTD or streamlining will involve the Apple Mac.

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