im very close to completeing this goal as i have a massive clear out of my room and have started learning to tidy up for myself. 13 months ago
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How I did it: I am still probably pretty untidy in many people's terms, bbut I am happier with my level of tidiness. It is partly because I moved to a bigger house and have much more space. It is partly because I am happier in general and have more energy to do what I know will benefit me in the long term rather than surviving from moment to moment.
Mostly, though, it is a slow process of learning to think in the long term. Taking things slowly and not being to harsh when things didn't go well.
I started with washing up straight after dinner - that made me feel good as there is nothing worse than dirty dishes the next day. I then scheduled two days a week for washing clothes which works for me. Clothes and dishes are the two things that tend to get everywhere. Everything else I tidy up as I go in little bits.
I have also just started going through all my important papers and filing them. Just needs a bit of time and a calm attitude. I have been off work for 2 weeks so that probably helped.
I am much less likely to go crazy with frustration madly trying to find things amongst all the rubbish - which is great.
Good luck everyone else! Read how I did it… 3 years ago
I guess this really is something you achieve with age…or I did anyway… As we built a home I have become more and more house proud… I will always have messy tendencies but tidying becomes necessary with more people in the house ie I now have a husband and 2 kids to think about, and as We gradually spend money on making our dream home why wouldn’t I want it tidy to show off?!.... After saying that I have ‘my’roon in my house, a sort of dressing room which is often a bit of a tip so maybe I will never completely achieve this! 17 months ago