This must be a truly British phenomenon
EDIT: turns out it’s not just a British thing. What do you know.
Whenever I try to tidy my bedroom (for some reason its not so bad with my kitchen/living area) I can spend hours working in there and by the time I'm done the room overall looks either exactly the same or worse. It usually starts with putting one item in a drawer, realising that the drawer is disorganised, spending 40 mins organising it, realising I have something from that drawer that needs to go in a different cupboard, realising cupboard is disorganised, rinse and repeat. By the time my boyfriend comes to check how I'm getting on nothing has changed, but I have to make him look in the cupboards to see how hard I worked. Especially infuriating when the reason I need to tidy in the first place is because we have the landlord/a guest coming over and it needs to look presentable. They wont see the spotless drawers but they WILL see the laundry still all over the floor and dirty dishes on the sides. Infuriating.
(I'm assuming this is an ADHD thing, as it's a direct result of getting distracted and then hyper focusing on the WRONG THING, I hope someone else relates)
Drawer? Person who draws?
Did this make any sense?