I'm Pigpen and I used to live in squalor.
I spent a lot of time and energy trying to hide the true state of my house - clutter and mess - from people. Finally, I realized I had a real problem. I worked to change how I thought about, and kept, my house. My house isn't messy any more.
This is a support group for people who have excessive mess, but much of it would ring true for those who battle against clutter:
...The mess costs. You pay extra in late fees because you lost the bill in a pile. You pay twice, or are denied a refund because you can't find a receipt.....
Consisting of before and after photographs, forums, stories and resources, this is strong medicine. We don't recommend this site for those with a weak stomache. (Thanks, Nora!) MGR