Mess at the Front Door: What Does it Mean?

Posted on September 19, 2011

So far, psychologist Sally Augustin, PhD has shared her expert opinion on what our untidiness in the living room and in the kitchen really mean. But what if your problem is a messy and disorganized entryway?

Mess location: The entryway
Chances are you are: Extroverted
"A mess in an entryway that contains personalizing items [think knick-knacks, gallery, art, etc.] communicates a need to clearly and immediately establish information about themselves to their visitor," Augustin says. "People with this sort of mess are also apt to be extroverted and interested in establishing a bond with visitors. Personalizing items also establish territory."
What to do about it: Extroversion isn't a bad trait! But have you been welcoming so many people in your home that you don't have time to tend to your own needs? Then it's time to put "you" on your calendar. Make it a habit to clear up clothes, jackets, and other "drop off" items that you leave by the door when you get home and for when you are leaving. As much as you enjoy welcoming guests into your own home, your entryway should be equally welcoming upon visitor arrivals.

What issues do you have with keeping your front entryway neat and tidy?

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