Perhaps if our work spaces, research area, and storage resembled the library where everything has it’s place, then our “collections” would be more appreciated by others in our homes. Only somethings have their place in my shop but other items, are just clutter.
My wife is proud of my work and when we get out to the water she is more than willing to share information with the public gathering around to watch me sailing my various scratch built vessels.
She just doesn’t like “My Mess” scattered around though. Dirty clothes go in the hamper, not on the floor; books go back on the shelf not left out; there should be order not clutter.
Happy wife is a happy life some say. So, I am a better person when considering my partner, friend, guide, counsel, and so much more. She is a gift 🎁 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, wrote Solomon in Proverbs 12. I am blessed because she is in my life.