When a thing or person is clean, it allows its other excellent attributes to shine forth with greater clarity.  While organization can vary by style and preference, keeping clean is much more objectively assessable.  By being clean a thing is readier for use and more appealing. It also makes detection of problems easier.  Cleanliness is about the absence of unintentional components.  This view can extend metaphorically to other aspects of our lives- it is more excellent of us to remove those factors of our life that we would not intentionally place there.  Like all of the Aims of Areté, cleanliness requires continuous effort to establish and maintain, but makes us better examples of excellence.

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