This time of year can be crazy, as you prepare for holiday break and your end-of-semester exams. Keeping your dorm room clean probably falls near the bottom of your priority list – but did you know a cluttered environment can actually make it harder for you to keep a positive attitude and stay focused on important tasks?

Regain control of your personal space and your sanity by spending an afternoon cleaning, reorganizing and (if the mood strikes you) decorating your room. Trust us, you will feel better afterwards.

Check out this story from USA Today College for more tips: