*trash falling noise*
My ISTJ roommate: Did you the mountain fall? (referencing my little trash can in my room)
Me: Nah. I just turned the mountain into two smaller hills.
Roommate: *walks in* *incredulous look* You aren't going to take it out?
Roommate: *sigh* *comes back in with a big trash bag and helps me empty it out*
"You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office
than to serve and obey them. - David Hume
I strongly prefer clean rooms, but I'm only fairly recently starting to develop good habits to make it so. So what ends up happening is it'll slowly build up until after a few days (or occasionally weeks) I'll get sick of it and tidy up the clutter.
Garbage or dishes lying around are gross though, and I try not to leave those around longer than a few hours.
My workspace/room are never, ever properly cleaned. Mostly because I always have some type of project going on, and I always need to have more things near me than are actually possible to have neatly arranged.
I like clean rooms better than unclean ones, but in the past have often just allowed rooms to go dirty rather than acting on this.
A habit that i was able to make in the recent apartment, that i strongly recommend other people develope who like rooms clean, is to put things away (put food in the garbage, put books/papers/CDs, etc. back, and other such things), rather than letting it pile up. It takes less time overall, and does not produce a scary looking big mess that scares people off from getting it cleaned up.