i would, but about a year or two ago, no. i mean, i would not to be rude, but i would feel ashamed of my place.
about two years ago, i got on the stick and decided to just clean up after DH. this was before DS was born. i got into a rhythm and whiel the place was still pretty cluttered, i was able to keep DH's clutter at bay and keep the place generally clean and organized.
16 months ago or so, my mom, sister, and i did a HUGE deep cleaning of our house. unfortunately, DH wouldn't purge, but i did. SO, that got rid of more clutter (not much though, because most of it was DHs which he now admits), and we scrubbed everything. my mother even vaccumed the walls.
i was able, then, to continue with my cleaning pattern and kept DH on the anti-clutter stick.
8 months ago, we decided to move to NZ. DH was psyched. we talked about moving house to NZ, and he realized that there was a lot of stuff in our house that he'd inherited that he didn't really care for, but felt he couldn't let go of while we were here. but he didn't want to move them to NZ.
we went through a ruthless series of purges to get the house ready for market and to prep for our move.
so, in October, when we put the house on the market and immediately sold it. so, we had from october until january 4 to enjoy our clutter free, clean home.
it was fantastic! DH loved it and vowed to continue to remove clutter and live minimally. anyone could come over at any time, and be in any room and i would feel completely at ease.
sure, DS would play with his (minimal) toys and have them spread around the LR, but it takes about 5 minutes to clean up after him! the kitchen was minimal, etc.
so, what about right now?
right now, we are living in the back room of a friend's home. they have a love seat and 1.5 chair in here, a 'bar' area which they set up as a changing station for hteir kiddo (it's an evening "kitchenette/snack bar" for us), and two book cases crammed with books.
we brought in our king-size bed and put that in the middle of the room. . .about 12 inches between that and the chair/love seat combo and plenty of space otherwise where DS plays, etc. we also have a wire rack with wire baskets for all of our clothes, a shoe rack, laundry baskets, and our computers. oh, and DS's toy trunk and instrument trunk.
we have hosted friends back here since we've arrived. we had a jam session with drum, uke, harmonica, rattles, and vocals.
our friends live differently, but they do not seem at all upset to have people in their home when it is cluttered or messy. that's good on them, i think.
i always felt embarassed by the mess and clutter--it was very emotional. getting rid of it has helped me (even though i still need to work on the underlying issue), and getting rid of it has helped DH see and learn about how free and comfortable and calm things can be without clutter.
he said "it is just more relaxing that way." true enough.