Miscellany: Our Old Friend Entropy
There's a certain amount of energy that's needed to keep a system in order. Or, put another way, the amount of useful work a system can do is limited by the unavailability of some of that energy.
This is all well and good, except in this case the system is a messy room. Or, more precisely, my messy room. I'm one of those poor saps who doesn't pick up after himself, and who also tends to packrat every little knickknack that comes along. It's a bad habit.