Veronica Mars said in ‘A trip to the dentist’ [S01E21]:
The whole ritual cleaning thing is textbook for a reason. For a couple of minutes, you’re in control and everything’s the way it should be, at least on the surface.
This past weekend I spent two days tidying up, throwing things away and getting rid of a lot of stuff. Just like previous times I’ve unpacked things I’ve not unpacked in years and I have now sorted everything to the extent that I know where every single bit I own is.
Now what am I trying to get in control of? I think it was just the need to be able to finish something and to be able to have something that has an effect. Something that’s not just letting yet another day tick by.
And I’ve ended up with a room I actually like spending time in.