Lately, we have seen many organizing experts talk about your internal reasons for being disorganized. They talk about you studying your attachment to things. They refer to your unnatural love of things. They even talk about your hidden pain points. I think it goes much deeper. I believe that if you don’t organize your mind, you will not organize your house.
Here’s the news: the reason why you are disorganized is the same reason why you pick up and then it gets messy two days later. It has nothing to do with the latest gadget or your fascination with a clean house. It has everything to do with you and your motives.
I will use myself as a guinea pig. I love books. I have books all over my house. My biggest pain point is my book collection. I know where my obsession comes from. As a little girl, I remember the wall of books in my house. I also know that even though we could take the books out of the shelf, it was not a good idea to keep them off the shelf for long. And more importantly, we had to make sure they went back to the same spot. The little rebel in me could not wait to have her own place and just keep books wherever I wanted for as long as I wanted.
Although that explained the books, it did not explain much else. Why am I the messy one? I love decorating and yet, I cannot keep a neat house. I’m not attached to anything other than my books, so what is with this disaster I have in my current apartment?
I need to get to the root of it or else I will keep going from room to room and by the time I clean the living room, the kitchen will be a mess again. In the next few weeks I will share my insights as I discover why I behave this way.
What about you? Do you know why you are messy? Are you a hoarder? Do you just have one area in your house that is not neat or does your entire house need help? Leave a comment below.