This week, we’re wrapping up our series on improving your everyday life with Parkinson’s Law!
So far, we’ve looked at this important idea in its original format: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
And we’ve looked at a twist in relation to your money: “Your lifestyle expenses increase so as to use up the income available.”
Today, we’ll tackle one more twist on Parkinson’s Law as it relates to getting organized: “Your stuff expands so as to use up the space available.”
Yeah, this one is so true!
When I moved out of my tiny graduate school apartment, I loaded up all of my belongings into my little sedan. Seven years later, it was a whole different story! When my husband and I moved from our townhouse rental into our current home, it took a medium-sized U-Haul and a truck with movers to wrangle the big stuff.
Our stuff had expanded.
So how can you keep your belongings from multiplying like Tribbles? Growing into piles, seeping into tidy areas, and taking over your home? [Read more…]