Studies show a cluttered home makes people feel anxious, helpless and overwhelmed. Home should be a place where people can relax and live comfortably. A messy house can lead to negative behavior, making people impatient and argumentative. An organized house can not only make people be in a good mood but also encourage harmonious relationships in a family. This paper puts forth how design can help people be more organized in their homes thus creating a relaxing environment. The research shows how clutter affects people’s behaviors, emotions and relationships; why people do not organize; and the importance of finding a home for belongings within the home. In the next part, the author proposes a possible solution and its application in tracking objects to help organize people in their rooms better through reminders and alerts. This interaction helps cultivate the hobby to maintain the organization in the house. At the end of the paper, the author mentions the future potential of this solution.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Storage in the home--Design; Orderliness; Living rooms--Design; Home automation--Design

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Degree Name

Industrial Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CAD)


Alex Lobos

Advisor/Committee Member

Mindy Magyar


RIT – Main Campus

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