Some people's motivation to declutter & clean is so they can have friends and family in their homes.
Some people's motivation to declutter & clean is just so they will have the freedom of no longer being the caretaker of all the stuff. All the free time they would have if their homes were so much easier to function in.
Just because our homes are clean and uncluttered does not mean that just because someone knocks on our door or calls on the phone telling us they are coming over that we have to/must let them in.
We are allowed to decide for ourselves if, when and who we will allow inside.
The inside of my house is clear & clean even though I live with a hoarder.
The outside is cluttered and all hoarded up as well as his bedroom, but the door is closed.
I do not allow just anybody inside my home, my personal private sanctuary.
I only allow the people in who pass my very strict criteria as to their character and motives.
Please do not use the clutter to keep people out of your home.
You have the right to refuse access to anyone.
When they ask to come inside, just hold the door and say "NO".
We all have the right to deny them access into our personal private sanctuaries. :)