What is it about tidiness that is so appealing to us?

Have you ever scrolled through social media and stumbled upon those perfectly organized spaces, closets, kitchens, or offices? It's like a visual spa treatment for your brain! But what is it about tidiness that is so appealing to us?

"reduce stress and anxiety"

Firstly, tidiness can reduce stress and anxiety. According to research conducted by the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, people who described their homes as cluttered were more likely to be depressed and fatigued than those who described their homes as clean and organized. This is because clutter can be overwhelming, leading to feelings of helplessness and frustration.

"inspire creativity"

Secondly, tidiness can increase productivity. When everything is in its place, it becomes easier to find things, save time, and focus on the task at hand. A clutter-free environment can also inspire creativity and provide a sense of accomplishment.

"boost our mood and self-esteem"

Thirdly, the act of organizing can be therapeutic. It gives us a sense of control and accomplishment, which can boost our mood and self-esteem. It can also be a form of self-care, as taking care of our physical environment can have a positive impact on our mental health.

Here are some candid shots of us using the MOOV Motion Bag in daily life: to keep everything in place, find things easily, and boost the sense of control. 


Conversely, the rise of social media feeds of everyday objects stacked, laid, and arranged in a neat, visually pleasing way (which is known as “organization porn”) can inspire us to create our own version of perfection. It is important to remember that these images are often staged and not reflective of real life.

"don't compare yourself to those social media posts"

The benefits of tidiness are clear. However, it is important to remember that it is not about achieving perfection, but rather finding a system that works for you and your lifestyle. So, if you find yourself scrolling through images of perfectly organized spaces, remember that it is okay to appreciate the aesthetic, just don't compare yourself to those social media posts. Because let's be honest, no one's life is actually that perfect... except for maybe a unicorn's.

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