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Date: Aug 21 2018

Themes: Time, Work


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Are you a pack rat or a neat freak? Just look around your house to find out. If you have lots of junk all over, you’re probably the first. If you organize everything with a system, you’re definitely the second.

Jessica and Rafael have opposite ideas about storage. Learn more in this English lesson about organizing.


neat freak n.


Example My mom is a total neat freak. If you leave something out in her house for one minute, she puts it away.

junk n.


Example I don't ever worry about getting robbed because all I've got is a bunch of junk.

organize v.


Example Amanda likes to organize. Her house looks like a magazine!

pack rat expr.


Example Melinda is such a pack rat. Have you seen her garage? It's a disaster!

system n.


Example We have a cleaning system at our house. Everyone gets a new chore each week.

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Do you have a good storage system? What are some tricks for organizing your things?


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Yes, I am kind of a neat freak and I like things organized. I put everything away.  Eeverything has its own place. Just like Jessica.

    I take full advangate of wardrobes, closets, drawers and bed bottom spaces. All the clothes are put in  either wardrobes or on the wall, or in the washing machine. I hate having clothes all over the house.

   All toys of my children, are put in storage compartments.  I bought several storage compartments for them.  I  always told my children that if they want to play toys , they must put them away after finished playing. So far, they have all done great.

03:58 AM Aug 21 2018 |


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I’m also a pack rat. However i like everything to be on it’s place it makes me feel more comfortable. The best system is to do everything in time thus will help you keep your place clean.  

05:32 PM May 22 2014 |




I wanna say I really don’t like to spent my life in a terrible messy place. I hate to throw everything away on the floor and create a pile of dirty clothes at the corners. Actually I prefer to wash up untidy dishes also. To be candid, discipline is one of the important things for me in my life not only at accommodation place but also in work and time according agreements. In addition to in my laptop I’ve divided my documents based on their features into specific sections and categorize related folders in there. Therefore, I can find whatever i want easily.

When I was working in laboratory I had decided to put utensils in their specific places. Just imagine if one of the researchers had not obeyed the rules thereupon all of others would be confused and furious bcz they were out of designed programs and everything were went wrong. 

Some tricks to classify things are giving them to others, putting them in store or garbage in connection with their worth, borrowing them to friends for using occasionally and so on. 

03:29 PM May 22 2014 |

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i am pack rat…..... want to keep all things i hv specialy my favourite one. no matter how much mess it creats… but i also try to be neat freak but sometimes it becomes difficult to organize


03:30 PM May 21 2014 |

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sometimes ,its a big problem and difficult time for me ))

12:02 PM May 21 2014 |

Mr. Learner


Messy V.S Neat from a scientific perspective :)


Which one are you?

11:24 AM May 21 2014 |

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I am trying to become a pack rat,But the space isn’t allow me to store as much staff as i want .It’s nice if one child can play the toy which belongs to that child’s grandparents.I always clean up my room and give things which i don’t use or dislike to someone or throw them aways.

10:15 AM May 21 2014 |




Honestly,I’m a neat freak,i don’t like to keep junks or somehing i don’t need it,cuz firstly that makes choas and that makes me feel annoyed and uncomfortable,So i like keep every thing in it’s place and if it’s something passe and useless i just storage it.

07:26 AM May 21 2014 |




I am also a pack rat,i am reluctant to throw away stuff that i don’t use often, i believe they are worth storing,maybe i will use them again in the very near future,sometimes these stuff could help me a lot when I need them for urgency

In all,every stuff has their lives and meaning,so long as they are neat and won’t effect the house image.

A stuff is not only a stuff,it could help us to recall…..


06:27 AM May 21 2014 |




I am not a very near freak , but I always throw someting that we don’t use. Our house maybe become clean and big. because my house is small.

03:36 AM May 21 2014 |

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I would clean up many things which I don’t use. At least, i will feel more comfortable..

03:08 AM May 21 2014 |




I am also a pack rat. I cherish everything that was ever meaningful to me. In fact, I do this to cherish a memory.

02:23 AM May 21 2014 |

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