Interesting comments- busy and creative people do tend to have some clutter. I love the comment about boring people and their clutter-free homes. I am trying to be a writer, a gardener, play the piano, read and do a lot of research for my articles, maintain a website, I tend to be a collector of sorts from books, piano music books, fine china and figurines, love to play my CD's which I tend not to put away, not much on the radio to interest me, and etc....summer months, my place is buzzing with visitors. I do try to keep my clutter under control.
But what is one supposed to do when you do tend to have a busy schedule? I don't have the time to dust every item. I do have a cleaning lady, otherwise, dust will be overpowering. I do always keep my kitchen and the bathroom CLEAN. dining room reasonably presentable. Just don't go around my computer and my hopeless piles of paper , my bedroom, altho guest areas are as tidy as I can make them, and the like. But, this does not make me feel less proud of my abode, my sanctuary. I do love my lazy time and just look at my clutter, that's me.