Are you a “messie” or a “cleanie”?

messy room

I received a cute note from a reader today which was hugely enlightening. Here’s how it went:

“After reading your yesterday’s column, I decided that you need a couple of “sayings” that have been on my refrigerator for years:messies manual


She bought a book to organize,

To change her messy way;

But first she has to find the book

That she misplaced today.

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.”

And, by the way, I have the following if you ever need some reading material:

– “The Messies Manual”

– “Messies 2”

– “The Messies Superguide”

They have been carefully read and high-lighted (lit?), but are still in pristine condition. Braddock has been here several times to install/work on my computer, but please don’t ask him if he has seen any evidence of my use of those three books.

Have a great weekend,


P.S. One way to tell if you are a Messie or a Cleanie: If you are walking through your house and see a little piece of paper on the floor and you immediately pick it up, you are a Cleanie; if you say to yourself, “I’ll get that tomorrow when I vacuum,” you are a Messie. (Let’s see…..when did I vacuum last?…..hmmm.”)”

Thanks Jenny. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this book series but I just went on and noted it gets five stars. It is also available for as little as ONE CENT! That’s my kind of deal, but I sprung for one that was listed for $10.19. (Big Spender, huh?)

Hey Jenny, I’m thinking or organizing a local chapter of “Messies Anonymous.” Are you interested.

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