I'm pretty organized and I don't create much clutter. In the past I've had very long and irregular work hours and I've frequently been out of town for several days or longer in a row. I needed some help especially because I was raising my teenage son by myself. I've had a housekeeper/house sitter for the past 6 years and she's been invaluable. With my son now mostly out of the house, I still have her over twice a week and she sits the house and takes care of the garden, buys food and supplies, runs errands, and takes care of the cat(s) while I'm out of town. I have become very accustomed to this arrangement.