Clutter matters. It matters because it takes up space — not just in your surroundings, but in your head. Of the two, the psychological effect of clutter is the most important. When we clear the clutter out of a space, people breathe a sigh of relief. The mood changes instantly. People feel lighter, more serene, more focus. The effect is profound, even when people say they don’t notice it.
Blogger Amanda Enayati considers why clutter matters to people and decluttering can be difficult. http://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/spaces/why-clutter-matters-decluttering-difficult-232127340.html