Do You Have This Trait in Common with Albert Einstein?

Hello! You, the amazing one who is reading this … Take a look around you and survey your surroundings, unless, of course you’re reading this on your phone in a certain unnamed room on an amazing throne. Is your desk cluttered? Is there a spot that no matter how hard you try to keep it clean, it gets more piles built up as soon as you walk in the door? Yeah, us too.

OK, so now is the part where we’re going to talk about how we need to be more organized and we all start to feel shame and enroll in self-help classes, hang our heads low, and generally beat ourselves up, right? Guess what? No it isn’t! You see, those of us with cluttered desks are not slobs – OK, some people might be slobs, but we’re talking about those of us who have piles of work that is at one stage or another, with our own “filing system,” or just can’t keep our desk clean. That’s you, right?

So, if that doesn’t apply to you, you can stop reading right now. You won’t really understand the way that the other half lives, and that’s perfectly fine.

Did you know that many of the world’s greatest thinkers have had messy desks? Mark Twain, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Albert Einstein all have/had messy desks. Einstein has been quoted as saying:

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?”

In fact, a photographer from “Time” magazine photographed Albert Einstein’s desk on the day of his death and it was anything but minimalist and well-organized.

Scientists suggest that going with 100 percent minimalism is merely conforming to what is popular and socially acceptable. Some even say that doing so inhibits creative thinking and, likewise, creates an unacceptable outcome. If you think about it, this logic makes some sense.

We’re reminded of that episode of the sitcom “Friends” in which we get to see Monica’s secret clutter closet, “The One with the Secret Closet.” While not often on the list of best episodes, it is one that we enjoy and joke about here at Safeguard Mini Storage Units in Tigard, OR.

Thing is, you need to find your happy medium. Some people feel as though they can’t think if they see a stack of papers on their desk, and some people feel like having everything too “Pinterest perfect” is stifling. We think that there is a little of both in most of us. And here, at Safeguard Mini Storage, we see all kinds. So, if you need a little place to have your own “Monica” closet or a place that you can alphabetize the color-coordinated storage bins with computerized inventory system that you coded yourself, we serve everyone’s needs with a centrally-located facility for their Metro Portland self storage needs.