Everyone is messy in some aspect of their life, even neat freaks. Here’s what your mess means.
A messy closet means you’re nostalgic. Experts say your out-of-control closet doesn’t mean that you’re a pig. You’re just trying to hold on to your past. The fix: Don’t put pressure on yourself to empty out the closet during a quick cleaning session. Instead, take the time to go through the items carefully, and identify what you need to keep, and what you can part with.
If your desk is messy, it means you’re creative. That’s because messiness tends to juxtapose things that don’t normally go together. The fix: Set up a filing system, and spend the last 15 minutes of every day organizing your piles and clutter into that system.
If your sock drawer is a mess, it means you’re structured and detail-oriented. Shocking, huh? Research shows that normally neat people have the most chaotic sock drawers. One theory is that as long as everything else is together, you don’t mind a hidden mess. The fix: Bring in smaller containers to break up the drawer.