I'm a pile person...it may look like there is lots of clutter, but I know what's in the piles and where they are (unless someone moves it on me).
Does anyone else feel the need to conform though? I was in another co-worker's room and noticed that her room seemed like nothing was out of place. I got to thinking, why can't my room be like that? My students have stuff overflowing off their desks and out of their desks. I picked up 34 items off of the floor this morning before the kids came.
I think there's a balance, but...what is it? I feel like my room is lived in, worked in, loved in...but does the clutter come across as negative rather than positive?