I'm trying to relate the concept of entropy to keeping my room clean as suggested by my high school teacher ~1993...
Comparing the two scenarios:
Every day I come home and throw an empty can on the floor and every night before bed I pick it up and throw it in the trash.
Every day I come home and throw an empty can on the floor and every six months I bag them all up at once.
So to me it's obviously more efficient to let entropy run its course and then undo it in a "batch" as opposed to constantly undoing it.
Is that right though? I'm thinking since entropy is related to energy, then is has to be conserved and the same amount of effort should be required to keep a room clean than to clean it after its become horribly messy.