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Orderliness is associated with other qualities such as cleanliness and diligence—and the desire for order and symmetry, and is generally considered to be a desirable quality.
In psychology, an excessive desire for orderliness can be associated with obsessive–compulsive disorder and the term anal retentive, (or simply anal)—from Freudian psychoanalysis—is used conversationally to describe a person with such attention to orderliness and detail that it becomes close to a mental disorder. On the other side, excessive disorderliness may be associated with a tendency to hoard to collect objects compulsively (compulsive hoarding).
Professional organizing services support individuals and organizations find ways to achieve and maintain ways to be organized, including de-cluttering and maintaining an orderly environment.