If you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas. Birds of a feather flock together. To these well known phrases I'd like to add my own:
"Messy begets messy."
Sure it's not as poetic or clever as the oldies I mentioned, but the concept is the same.
In a messy disorganized space, it's difficult to find things and put them away again, so it's natural to adapt to that environment because it's less effort than creating order. You tend to go with the messy flow, which contributes to and proliferates the mess.
Conversely, when a space is organized and neat, it's easy to find and put things away, so you tend to keep it that way because it's easier.
The moral of this short story? STAYING decluttered and organized is easier than GETTING decluttered and organized, so ask for help to get organized and you'll find it's easier to stay that way on your own.
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