While we all go through the trouble of sorting our socks, silverware and other household items, weblog Productivity 501 notes that sometimes, finding things is just as easy without constant organisation.
It may go against all your organisational instincts, but sometimes “messy organisation” is more efficient than sorting things out. Take the example of silverware:
What if instead of having an organized silverware drawer, we decided to simply dump all of the silverware in the drawer–no tray? Sure it would look like a mess, but would it really be less efficient? We’d save a lot of time putting the silverware in the drawer, but would we lose that much when it came time to getting the silverware back out? If you have a drawer full of spoons, knives and forks, how much time would you actually waste if they were all there in just a random order?
Of course, this all depends on your situation. Productivity 501 notes that if you have to set the table for seven people each night, it’s probably worth the organisation. Hit the link to read more, and let us know what items would benefit from messy organisation in your household.
Messy Organization [Productivity 501]