No, it is because my mom's counter tops were always covered with stuff (and still are). I hated cleaning her kitchen (still do). I have space to put things away (now that I store the big stuff in the basement) and like to have things put away. The kitchen, bathroom, and my bedroom all are like that. Still working on the other rooms. The house is not that large, so I try to keep clutter under control. Besides, I hate to dust.