MORE IDEAS FROM The Messy Person's Guide to Staying Organized
This down-on-yourself attitude gets in the way of actually cleaning up. Even small changes can make a big difference.
Accept that you'll never be perfectly neat. And that' s ok.
They’re really helpful resources.
Maybe your super organized co-worker will share the rules she sets up in her inbox. Or maybe try setting up a calendar with a neat co-worker that you both share to keep yourself accountable.
If you turn cleaning up into a game, you can make the process fun.
It may sound ridiculous, but this strategy really works, especially if you're a competitive person.
Once in a while make sure you do a big purge: donate and recycle the stuff that no longer fits you or you don't use anymore.
Don't get too sentimental. It's the only way to a tidier you.
While most of us strive towards neatness, being super organized and tidy isn’t always possible. Being unorganized and messy, on the other hand, comes easy to most.
Studies are pointing out a link towards being messy and being creative, with chaos and clutter fostering new connections and creative insights.
Do one thing at a time.
Do it now.
Some people do the least to get just enough benefit. They can work hard, but only for a short amount of time. They always procrastinate with everything from cleaning to their job.
Doing the bare minimum at the last minute isn't lazy. It is a choice.
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