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Old 19th August 2017, 23:45
firemonkey firemonkey is offline
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Default Are you disorganised/messy/untidy?

Are you disorganised/messy/untidy?Were you as a child? I have great difficulty keeping my flat clean and tidy. Thinking about trying to deal with it makes me feel anxious and overwhelmed.

School reports noted my disorganisation and untidiness .

A lot of the problem is knowing where to start and how to proceed from there. I have a real problem with multi step tasks.
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Old 20th August 2017, 13:11
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Default Re: Are you disorganised/messy/untidy?

Nope. Everything has its place. Everything is clean. I have never been an untidy person either.

Once its done, Its done. Half an hour of tidying, hoovering and dusting a day will keep it tidy and a once a month deep clean will top it up nicely.
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Old 20th August 2017, 20:12
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I like everything to be in its place and everything clean and tidy.
Mess makes me feel stressed.
I don't really remember if I was messy as a child.
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Old 20th August 2017, 20:28
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Default Re: Are you disorganised/messy/untidy?

@Firemonkey could you maybe try writing yourself a simple chart? Just a few things to do on each day of the week, perhaps. You could start with just the bare minimum - vacuuming Monday and Thursday, giving worktops a quick wipe down daily... for example, then add in more.

There are plenty of templates and lists of chores online that you can adapt, stuff like This that might help you figure out where to start.

Little and often is the best way, I think. Stick with it and it'll soon become habit
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Old 21st August 2017, 01:08
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Default Re: Are you disorganised/messy/untidy?

I don't think this is that unusual a problem, if (like me) you have a tendency towards depression it can be easy to neglect things. Your living environment can be a manifestation of your mental state and once in place can also affect you - "outer order breeds inner calm" as Gretchen Rubin says. I don't use it myself, but I have seen the website (pardon my French Un****yourhabitat.com recommended as being a great resource for struggling people.
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Old 9th September 2017, 13:48
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Yeh... I always mean to tidy up but it's hard to stick to it. All my socks are still scattered all over my floor too, I think some of them are starting to mate with eachother ha! As a child I was much worse though, from school and homework and so on. The prospect of planning things out is daunting and when I attempt to do it it's frustrating because it's just hard for me to plan and stuff let alone carry out all those plans, mainly because I always forget something
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Old 12th December 2017, 15:40
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I'm clean but really untidy. I tidy up and then 5 mins later it starts going back. When I was living with my parents and someone's house had been burgled on the TV my dad was like if that was your house, to me, you'd never be able to tell, lol. When he came into my room one day he was like " someone's gonna break their next in here". I fell against my floor standing mirror one day
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Old Yesterday, 17:27
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Default Re: Are you disorganised/messy/untidy?

^^ I'm imagining little baby socks in 9 months time
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Old Yesterday, 19:03
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Yes, but I'm very good at giving the illusion that I'm the opposite.
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Old Yesterday, 19:25
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Default Re: Are you disorganised/messy/untidy?

Sadly, yes, I am. I try so hard not to be but somehow I just can’t be organised and tidy.
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Old Today, 02:19
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Originally Posted by Purplesnarf
^^ I'm imagining little baby socks in 9 months time
In nine months? Itís already happened! Itís the only logical explanation as to why the sock population in my room has gotten bigger anyway. I think theyíre already at the fourth generation; they grow quickly. Like Xenomorphs.
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