Clutter in a house is a sign of insecurity.
You feel you may need this thing some time. And you wont be able to afford to buy it again, so you keep it. And this and that for ever.
Why does advice grate so much? Because your thoughts are not there yet?
Women who dress well dont keep their houses well and vice versa. Long time theory of mine. Meena says, each finds expression of their creativity somewhere. If the woman feels good about herself, then she concentrates on her appearance . Otherwise on her house.