How Do You Deal with Mess Stress?

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Q: I have been trying to make over my home for the past 3 months. I painted the walls, repaired window frames and stairs, bought new furniture and refurbished some of old, organized a new plan layout, completed your awesome January Cure and voila! my home is ready to live in.

But, when I really started to live in my new home and places started to get messy (messy like a little dust or some stuff on floor) it feels like the whole house is messed up. Maybe because of the fabulous instagram photos on my feed I want my home to look sharp and polished all the time. I can't clean my home everyday and this feeling is stressing me out. Any suggestions?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.