I'm getting worse as i'm getting older, or maybe i'm just mellowing out. I can leave pots in the sink for 2 days and not worry but i am meticulous about emptying the kitchen bin (stale, smelly food stuff in the AM, not good).
I used to have a box which i kept my paperwork in, now there is a pile in the kitchen which is accumulating considerably.
My desk at work is pristine but don't open the drawers .. Death by post it notes. I write important details on scrap paper then lose them, lol.
A bit of mess never hurt anyone .. BUT i could not have my place looking like the pics shown previously. That's why god invented storage, hide it