Jan 3 2012

Inevitable Mess

One day I picked up my wife (girlfriend at the time this happened) from her CIMA class and she related a story which her lecturer had mentioned during class. He had said, “everything in its natural state is in a mess and if we want to tidy up things, we need to put in some effort”.

The more I thought about it the more I realized how true this statement is. When I was a schooling I remember how messy my room was. No matter how much I tried to keep it nice and tidy, it automatically got transformed into a living hell. I remember how my clothes worked shifts. During daytime they were on the bed and when bed time approached they sought shelter on my desk! The same applied for my school books, sporting gear, newspapers, magazines and whatnot. I also remember how hard I worked the day before the new year to clean up everything and make my room a ‘room sweet room’. However the week after the new year the unavoidable will happen again and this goes on forever.

Now that I am married and live in a new home, I have to put in extra effort as I am no longer tidying up a single room, but a whole home. It’s quite surprising how things can get quite messy with no effort at all. I have a drawer at home which has my stationary, some keys and some bills which gets messed up almost every other day. No matter how much I tell myself that I need to keep it tidy, the drawer does not abide by it.

Well, as this is the natural state of ‘things’ I guess I have to live with it and remind myself daily to keep everything neat.  A simple thing I follow to avoid mess, is to keep something where it was after I have done using it. Following simple practices like  keeping the keys in one place, keeping the stationary orderly in drawers, folding clothes and putting them in the wardrobe will also help to avoid messy rooms. In this new year I plan to follow these acts and make less mess as possible because I am tired of spending days to clean up my home after it has become one huge mess.

Happy Neat and Tidy 2012 Everyone!! 🙂