Why do Aspies find it hard to tidy / keep the house tidy?

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How tidy is your home?
Completely cluttered 31%  31%  [ 36 ]
'Homely' cluttered 36%  36%  [ 42 ]
Well-organised by myself 18%  18%  [ 21 ]
Well-organised by parents 9%  9%  [ 11 ]
Well-organised by spouse 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
Well-organised by paid help 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Well-organised by government help 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Well-organised by volunteer help 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Extremely well organised by myself 3%  3%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 118


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18 Dec 2014, 12:47 am

The trash, it is building up again.
The wormhole did not apparate with the trash chutes.
I am resigned to getting sucked into the black hole now, as long as it also sucks in the trash.
But no, I must fight it, as the trash and I will still be twogether, if we both get sucked into the black hole.

Drain and plane and grain and blain your brain, and then again,
Propane and butane out of the gas main, your blain shall sustain!


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18 Dec 2014, 9:13 am

I think the daunting feelings of incompetence and laziness can do a lot of damage to motivation, though I've read that most people with untidy living spaces are neither incompetent nor lazy. I think that even living in a disorganised place can make the mind disorganised.

The best strategies I have include limiting myself to taking on one manageably-sized project at a time. If I begin by analysing the situation (identifying technical problems such as the stuff not being put away because its proper place is hard to reach, or it simply has no proper place), then I can often work out a plan to fix it, and then it's just a matter of doing it. Having said that, my place is still pretty untidy.


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18 Dec 2014, 11:59 am

I aspire to be neat and tidy. This would make my mind so much happier, but I'm finding it a extremely difficult task. The child and pets don't help me toward that goal.


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18 Dec 2014, 12:05 pm

DeepHour wrote:

Is this the sort of thing people are talking about?

That's almost right. You just need to add cats.