It’s REALLY EASY to be a slob. Seriously. I could do it every day without effort. Looking around me right now, I see a bunch of scattered papers for a bunch of projects that I haven’t quite gotten around to doing yet; I know that there’s laundry that has yet to be folded over in the next room; and don’t even get me started on my bedroom — by the time I get in there every night, I’m too tired to give a care about keeping it in order. It just seems to be easier to just try and take care of one thing in life at a time and not worry about all the menial tasks of keeping things in order.
- Things will be hard to find and you waste time looking for them
- You don’t have any peace/tranquility in your home because you’re so distracted by all the stuff around you — this can lead to a feeling of stress that can extend to areas of your life outside of your home
- You can’t really have anyone over, and if you have to, your energies end up being spent trying to hurriedly put things in some sort of randomized order
- Instapaper: I’ve talked about this one already — it lets you convert articles and sites into pages you can read later; you can download them onto your iOS device while it’s online for reading while it’s offline
- Springpad: You can quickly bookmark and categorize items, like Delicious would let you do; but this is a lot slicker in design and gives you more options for what you can do with the links you’ve stored
- Freemind: Mind-mapping software to easily sort your various ideas out — this one’s good for people like me who tend to write lots of things on little scraps of paper
- CardStar: This one’s pretty cool; on your phone, you can register your numbers for your cards — library, Air Miles, etc. — and if it has a barcode on the system, you can use it INSTEAD of the card. Definitely a space-saver for me.
- If you’re on a PC, Notepad++ is awesome for organizing multiple text files or snippets that you might have lying around — TextWrangler is what you’re going to have to go with if you’re on a Mac