My small study table has piles of stuff on it – papers, books, bags, laptop stand, and files. I have been asked to clean it up. I admit that the cluttered table makes me feel guilty. But it also means that I have work, books to read, or things that can make reading from a laptop comfortable. For me, cleaning up doesn’t come that naturally, although I love a clean, an organized and an airy home. I prefer to delegate it. In an age of small spaces, and in the middle of a culture of minimalism, here are a few beautiful thoughts on how and why a little stuff that we call clutter can brighten up or spice up our living spaces.