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6 Things Only Really Messy People Will Understand

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Hello, my name is Erika, and I’m messy. My room is a vortex of clothes, books, and receipts that I kept for some reason. It’s the curse of having a small room and very little patience for putting things in drawers where they belong. Here are six things only really messy people will understand.

1) I know where everything is when my room is messy

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Every time I find something in a weird place in my room and think, “I’ll put this in a more responsible, organized spot!” I cannot figure out where it is later. There is a method to my madness and my brain has a map of my room embedded in it, telling me things like where on the floor I threw my hat a few days ago.

2) What looks clean to me looks messy to someone else

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Nothing’s more frustrating than when people tell me my room is messy after I’ve just cleaned it. Someone left a comment on one of my YouTube videos that I needed to organize my nightstand. First of all, who leaves that kind of YouTube comment? Second of all, I HAD organized it just for the video. 🙁

3) I never feel bad about my messiness… until someone else comes in my room

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I hate the moment when a new person comes into my room for the first time and I see it through their eyes. Ah, sh*t. It is messy, isn’t it?

4) Messy is not the same thing as gross

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I may be messy, but I’m not nasty. I have more clothes than I do closet space, so clothes are usually draped over every surface and covering the floor. I also have lots of papers and miscellaneous sh*t I can’t figure out what to do with, so my desk and nightstand are covered in post-its and Darth Vader and Wonder Woman figurines. What I don’t have anywhere in my room is old food and bugs and stuff. I’ve seen gross rooms, and that’s a whole new level of hell that I don’t want to be associated with.

5) My messy room is nobody else’s business

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When I still lived at home, my mom would tell me to clean my room and I don’t get that. It’s not her room. She doesn’t go in it. If I’m being messy in the kitchen, by all means, I need to clean it up. But nobody lives in my room but ME!

6) If I haven’t become a clean person by now, I’m not going to

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Let’s face it, I’m an adult. If I was going to become super clean, it would have happened by now. I am who I am.

Are you a messy person? You feel me on this? I understand you. The struggle is real. Tweet me any time, I’m here for you @erikaheidewald.

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