Neatness entails habitual cleanliness and orderliness . To be neat means that something is free from dirt . It means that something is not disorderly and not messed up . It simply means simplicity in appearance . Neatness also entails being admirable and inviting to the sight . That which appeals to the sense of sight and is free from filth is regarded as neat. In the same vein , hygiene entails those practices or conditions of cleanliness that promote healthy living and are conducive to good health . Thus , we can boldly say that cleanliness (neatness) and hygiene are complementary ,because cleanliness leads to hygiene and hygiene completes the goal of neatness . Unfortunately ,people misunderstand neatness for fashion . Often times , people suppose that those who are neat are only those who can afford the money to buy all the perfumes and body creams in the market . People also think, and wrongly too , that one who is neat is one who is elegantly dressed in the latest fashion that is in vogue . On the contrary ,neatness is all about being free from dirt and being orderly in ones dressing . Again , we should be mindful of the fact that in some classes , sickness is the result of what we fail to do right or what we do wrongly , especially as it concerns personal hygiene . It is an old saying that cleanliness is next to godliness . That is true .Likewise, it is medically true that good hygiene is next to good health .Hence , to understand and appreciate better the need for cleanliness and personal hygiene .