Pretty bad, but I'm good at winging it if I have too.
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, A poor player that strut's and fret's his hour upon the stage and is heard no more, It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. - Macbeth
I tidy up but 5 minutes later it is a mess again. I heard a man in the hallway today and thought it was the landlord coming to empty the electric coin meter. I was like quick tidy haha but it wasn't him, phew. Someone said to me when I mentioned that I cannot keep my place tidy said that's a bit autistic. Before anyone ever comes over they need to let me know in advance so I can tidy up lol. The landlords just come whenever, they just turn up, and one time I have been in and I was so embarassed ha. He was making conversation with me and I was just thinking when is he gonna leave. He said that the cleaner who usually cleaned the communal bathrooms and hallways had contracted Covid-19, so they got another company in.
I enjoy organizing but I don't like cleaning. Organizing is fun. Like what goes in which closet. How everything should be arranged in the kitchen cabinets and fridge. How furniture should be arranged.
Actual scrubbing is a drag. I hate doing the dishes, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting, doing the laundry. Boring and tedious. When I was growing up our apt/house was like that. Organized but not terribly clean.
I like reorganising things and trying to keep them that way, but if I get a few new things at once, sometimes I'll leave them on my chair or table for a little bit too long while I try to find a good place to put them.
To be well organized in tight spaces, you either have to spend a lot of money or you have to be really creative. I have lots and lots of junk and pretty much nowhere to put it. I have one small closet. I have no drawers or cabinets. I have a bed that is probably bigger than it needs to be that takes up a huge chunk of my room. I also have a desk that's probably bigger than it needs to be taking up a huge chunk of space. And the chair!
I barely have room to walk. Things can be somewhat organized in here in an "organized chaos" sort of way but it never lasts long because it's super high maintenance. Anything I need tends to be buried and requires moving other stuff out of the damn way and then putting everything back. I take it and use it and then have to move everything again and put everything back again.
And right now, my room is a super disaster area because every now and then I take my PC apart and clean it and put it back together. My PC weighs probably 30 pounds and is pretty big. Everything about it is big. I literally have pieces of it under the bed temporarily because I don't have any flat surfaces left to put stuff. The PSU is on one side of the room, the motherboard is on top of the refrigerator.
Location: At the bottom of Lake Algonquin (Michigan)
I'm cursed with both the hoarding and sorting/categorizing aspects of OCD (diagnosed), and they're in a constant struggle with each other. In some things I'm quite organized, in others I'm a complete mess. ;_;
My messes often have a trace of order to them, though. "I know that book is somewhere in that particular stack...and I'm pretty sure I last saw that missing item in the general area of this pile of junk."
If I don't reply to you, it's NOTHING PERSONAL. It's my ANXIETY.
(Devetko's boyfriend Stan Brooks & Det. Reichert are horsing around.)
Det. Kristeva: "If it were legal you'd marry me, right?"
Det. Devetko: "Definitely."
(It's legal now!! But Kristeva's already married. ;_; )
"No canoes...no maple sugar...this place is horribly uncivilized."--Manabozho, Escape From Manitou Island
I'm so disorganized that I sometimes actually prefer it if things are unorganized, for aesthetic reasons.
That's sort of what happens with me. I like things to be slightly messy but they have to stay in the "right" place. Even books etc need to be at the correct angle on my desk - I don't like them straight but they have to look right. It actually drives me a bit nuts tbh.