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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 decluttering and maintaining an orderly environment. The tendency of professional organization can lead to more professional success.
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