Schizophrenia + organisation

Does anybody else struggle with keeping things tidy?

Eg, keeping stuff inside and using a wardrobe or a chest of drawers?

Because ever since I developed psychotic illness, I find it strugglesome mentally to visualise the effort to put in and take out things in an organised manner.

The process seems heavy when I think of it. There’s no other way to put it.

I want to know if it’ll improve, the way my negative symptoms have.

I’m fed up being disorganised! i think the lack of orderly behaviour impacts how I perceive things and is affecting me mentally which affects me academically too. Farfetched yes, but it’s possible imo.


I leave clothes all over the floor. It drives me crazy but I can’t see to figure out how to stop.

I pile it all onto my drawer, chair or bed. Like yourself, I go crazy because of it and want to stop.

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Schizophrenia can cause disorganized thoughts, a symptom called thought disorder. It varies in severity. I was much more organized before sz.

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I’m disorganized.
My room is a mess.
I keep my clothes in laundry baskets because I don’t have the motivation to fold them and put them away.

Ugh!.. I’m so tired!


Yes, lack of motivation. I hate the smell especially.

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I used to be messy. Now I’m neat. I’m not a neat freak but I like to have everything where it belongs and I like things to be fairly clean. “A place for everything and everything has a place.” My apartment is easy to keep clean, on a daily basis it doesn’t get that dirty but periodically I used to take on projects like scrubbing the kitchen floor on my hands and knees once every three or four months. Not too difficult actually. I scrub the walls a little and have cleaned the cupboards. But I haven’t done any “project” in ar least 8 months and the apartment still looks clean.

My executive functioning ability especially re organising and planning is far from good . Both ASD & schizophrenia can have a negative effect on EF. Multi-step tasks are difficult.

i keep my stuff in fixed places… when people see my room they wouldn’t say i’m organized but i really am =D it just looks chaotic…

I have always been messy. Might actually be getting a bit (just a bit) better. Not sure why that is that I’ve always been messy.

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