Finally, the time has come… Yes, as the title says it all, I’ve taken today as cleaning day!!! When probably I should be cleaning my place much more frequently, but what can I say, it gets really hard to juggle having to go to uni and cleaning my own place (and maybe laziness took over me most of the time). I say this because doing studying full-time is like having an occupation, or even worse. At least when you’re working, you get to leave the work at its place when it’s the weekend (of course, depending on your job). However, when you’re studying, you bring it with you at home and in your mind at ALL times. Back in my architecture days, it is often we joke that the work-load consumes us (but trust me, deep inside, we all know it’s not a joke. Now I have at least tried to organise my time better so that I get to separate ‘uni’ to ‘me’ time.
As messy as I am, not going to lie or deny it, when I clean…I CLEAN! It’s really hard to stop just half way, or if it’s not fully clean. My method of cleaning is to do it in parts, makes it easier and you can see the progress (makes me happier knowing I’ve done something!). I like to divide it between the kitchen, study desk, living room, bathroom and bedroom. Dividing it into sections can also make it easier, and if you don’t get it done in one day, it’s easy to know what you’ve done and where to continue. So far I’ve done all my living space, and have the bathroom and bedroom left!
As much as I try to be organised, I am one of those people that could not really get everything so neat or orderly (or maybe it’s just me?). I find it really difficult to ‘put things away’, as I like to have things that I use frequently in front of me. I believe that if I don’t, I tend to forget where I have stored it and I would probably not touch it for a very long time. So, whenever someone points out how messy I am, I like to believe that I am just an organised mess, and yes, I know where everything is! I used to believe that the clutter is what gives me inspiration daily, but now I do think the neatness gives me some clarity in my mind. It does feel good and fresh when things are in the right place and not everywhere (I used to hop around the space, you can imagine).
Do let me know any tips of keeping your space clean and organised (scheduling, furnitures, layouts, anything)!