Plus, everyday more stuff comes in. "Treasures" from the prize box at school. School work. Mail. Wooden projects the kid make in their grandfather's shop.
Five weeks ago, I had my daughter's Daisy troop stuff spread out, organizing the tunics, patches and books that the troop had ordered.
Four week ago DS had a Heritage project at school so I had my sewing stuff out to make him a costume and all our ancestry papers and pictures out scanning them and helping him with his power point presentation.
Three weeks ago we had all the boxes down from the attic with Christmas decorations.
Teensy your house sounds like such a fun place to live!!
Our house is very small (under 900sq feet) so it will never look like Pottery Barn, but at least most stuff has a place. Sometimes its a creative place, and if you can't stand visual "clutter" you would hate our house. For example our "linen closet" is a bookshelf in the hallway (stuffed full of sheets and towels), because there is simply no place else to put linens. Our tiny living room is wall-to-wall bookshelves stuffed with books as are the bedrooms. The only place in the bathroom to put toiletries is on a shelf where everything is in plain sight. We have diapers in this hanging on the bathroom wall. Add to this the toddler hurricane...he is currently not comfortable unless all his toys are in sight all over the floor.
But our floors are clean under the clutter (I sweep once a day, and vacuum a couple of times a week) and the toys are picked up a few times a day. Dishes are done every day after dinner (counters and table cleared and wiped) and laundry needs to be done and put away every day because we only have room for one dirty laundry hamper. I don't make the beds in DS's room because the covers get in the way when DS falls asleep unexpectedly, but the master bedroom bed is made every day.
Of course if someone came over right now they would think we were total slobs, because its pre-naptime.