Are you naturally neat or untidy at home? I'm not especially one or the other. In fact, I always used to sway from one to the other. I was the kind of teenager that would accumulate mess over a time, until it would really get to me and then I'd have a massive clean up and throw lots of things out and get tidy and then the whole cycle would start again.
The older I get, though, the more I'm getting very particular about the house being and staying tidy and not messy. I can't relax if our house is too out of control. It really affects my mood and gets me down. I wish it didn't.....I think it stems partly from having children and knowing that I can't let things get too out of control otherwise the task of cleaning becomes too big and unachievable. The other part I think is from exposing myself to lots of inspirational people and houses in blogs and magazines and aspiring to have a space myself that is similar.
I'm always at war with myself though because I'm not a 'naturally' neat/tidy/organised person, I really have to push myself to get my house looking the way I need/want it.
What about you? Do you 'need' your living space to be organised or are you happy in a more relaxed environment?