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Clutter and tidying is simply a time debit/credit ledger.

If you had unlimited time, you would tidy and organize everything in real time. However, we don't have unlimited time and so we borrow time from the future by leaving things slightly messy.

The behavior to avoid, as in money ledgers, is not using the ledger but never paying it back.

You gain back some efficiency by cleaning up all in one go at a later time! Think of trips to the sink with the dirty dishes.

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