“Good order is the foundation of all things.” – Edmund Burke
I’ve often found it helpful to take a few minutes to organize things. It helps make for more pleasant surroundings but, more importantly, it sets the stage for things to be made new.
Clutter – physical or mental – frustrates the flow of newness. But don’t be mistaken, order is not a static, lifeless thing. It is organic, living, flexible and apposite to the factors at hand.