Degas’s advice for painters works for tidying too. Indeed, it will be instrumental to the success of the Big Tidy Campaign of 2017 as my first exertions have quickly revealed.
If I want more of the above and less of the below, I am going to have to move various things around …
… maybe ten times — but surely not one hundred times — in order to have space to do the reorganization. For one has to move this to get to that, but then THAT needs to return temporarily to its first place while I deal with a new THIS.
“Il faut refaire dix fois,
cent fois le même sujet.” You must redo — ten times, one hundred times — the same subject.
Listen, Degas. (écoute, Degas). Ten times will be quite enough!