Well I'm naturally very neat and clean. I'm constantly picking up after my kids and trying to keep the house organized. It can be a lot of work, but I love the end result. Make it a habit and it becomes easier.
Certainly something I am fighting here is my own nature. I certainly recognize that some people are (or seem to be) naturally neat and clean; the things they do to keep things organized seem to be second nature. I'm not that way at all.
Constantly picking up after the kids (and myself, and my wife) is something I can, and do, attempt to get better at. Unfortunately it comes in waves. Changing one's nature seems to be, surprisingly, difficult.
Still, I've been getting better, and more involved, this hobby. The more I read and look for inspiration, the more I recognize the importance of "peripheral" variables that I'd previously either not noticed or ignored.
I'd be very interested in hearing from anyone else who HAS managed to make a sort of cross-over, from being naturally inclined toward disarray and chaos to being fastidious and cleanliness, especially anyone who's done so in relation to keeping planted tanks.
Granted, that seems like a very specific set of parameters; but it strikes me that keeping planted tanks lends itself toward being organized and tidy, and so anyone who comes at it and is not that way may struggle with the same thing I'm struggling with. OR maybe not.