Do you like to have a tidy home? Most of us do, but not everyone wants to put in the effort to keep their home tidy and organized. You have probably seen some warning examples on tv shows about hoarders, and similar, that barely have enough room on their floor to walk around. Whether you are a neat freak, a hoarder or something in between, you should be aware that there are some advantages to having a well organized, tidy home.

One problem that can come with clutter is when pests like rodents make their home in the clutter. If you have a habit of leaving food scraps out with your clutter, it will be an ideal home for them.

When selling a home, clutter can actually work against you, as well. A potential buyer might feel like the house is cramped, or he might assume that there isn’t enough storage space for all your items.