Is that flooring or lumber? Or something else? That's definitely the way it goes at my house. Although my method of cleaning is usually shifting the supplies for my various projects from one place to another. There's a big pile of flooring on my buffet right now; it's been there for a while and will probably be there for a while longer.
That's one clean garage floor! You can visit my garage anytime you want.
Ha! That's my whole purpose for cleaning up sometimes- to make room for another mess. :)
What are you working on? I don't like living around the mess and have tried to limit myself to one project at a time. In fact, I should get off the computer and get to working on some of them.