If you start to think of clutter as an insidious virus waiting in the corners of your home to strike again, then you’ll finally realize that it’s a force that demands constant vigilance. It’s a mistake to think that it can be killed off, it can’t. And if you give it the space to grow and multiply, it will kill you, maybe not literally, but it can kill your social life, your self esteem and your attempts to be in charge of your physical world.