Back when I was a locksmith before I got into the mechanical field, I also ended up in a true hoarder's place to re-key the house. Talk about a train wreck. The place literally had paths throughout the place, And I'm talking deep paths. You would've thought that you were in the middle of trench warfare in WW 1. They were easily 5 foot tall piles that the paths went through. All throughout the place. There was no such thing as open floor space. Just the paths. And they were only about 18" wide.
Seeing $hit like that is probably what burned into my brain to be the minimalist that I am.