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everyone organises their room. just some people use different organisational schemes. it's a travesty that one particular type of scheme (empty floor, stuff in rows where it's nice to look at and hard to use, not much dust, etc) has a monopoly on being called organised or orderly. esp when it's not even all that great a setup. it's pretty impractical.

on the flipside of the coin, a lot of children could have better-organised rooms, and would enjoy it that way. but the solution isn't to go in there and move stuff around (mess it up even more), it's to not instill cleaning hangups in your kids.

Elliot Temple on September 29, 2003

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Solution needs help too

Surely it would require more than just my instilling cleaning hangups in your kids; they also need to see that organizing/thinking about organizing is good. The idea that organizing the stuff in your room helps with efficiency isn't obvious.

Lulie at 8:56 AM on December 29, 2009 | #1945
> The idea that organizing the stuff in your room helps with efficiency isn't obvious.

no idea is obvious.

but i guess it's important to reiterate that a particular idea is not obvious, just in case your reader is treating the situation with his old lens.

(old lens refers to infallibilism.)

Anonymous at 6:21 PM on February 3, 2016 | #4826

What do you think?

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