The other day I subbed in a classroom that should probably have been declared a disaster area. Now...I'm by no means a neat freak. I'm probably somewhere in the center of the continuum from hoarder to whatever the opposite of hoarder might be. Things can get away from me, and I have to stop every so often to clean it all up, but when I go into a classroom with stacks of paper on every single surface that have been there so long that the dust is a visual presence and there is stuff on the floor in the morning that indicates that not only has the custodian not been there, but the kids didn't police the floor before they left the night before....well...I just wonder how anyone can function. How important is a clean, organized room to you? Do you find that decluttering your space allows you to think more freely?