How do I overcome my very messy tendencies?
November 10, 2010 10:34 AM Subscribe
How do I learn to take better care of myself and my surroundings? I feel like a total unorganized mess and need some advice.
posted by snowysoul to home & garden (20 answers total) 53 users marked this as a favorite
Here's some details. I'm a 22 year college student living in a house with 3 other roommates, GPA of about 3.4 (78 average) and a self confessed slob. I didn't realize how messy I actually am until I started dating my organized and clean boyfriend, and was too embarrassed to have him over to my room upstairs because it was too messy. Also feel like my grades would be better if I was better able to organize myself. I'm getting better at organizing my workload and time, started using a day planner and calendar system that seems to work for me. As for the rest of my life, I'm at a loss on what to do to become more organized, and at least reduce my messy tendencies.
I accept that I will never be a clean freak, and much prefer doing anything else BESIDES cleaning. I tend to get into hyper clean mode once the mess finally drives me crazy, clean it to an ok state then left it go until it gets crazy again, either boom or bust. So in essence, does anyone have any advice for creating an organizational system and habits to keep things cleaner? Secondly, how did you overcome your messy/chaotic/disorganized tendencies and how they may be affecting your life?