Not very often does the end justify the means...
...but in my opinion, there are times to let messes happen for productivity reasons.
Completely emptying mommy's wallet and diaper bag
2 trays of dehydrated strawberries,
emptying and refilling the dishwasher,
washing what wouldn't fit in the dishwasher,
and making two jars of raw yogurt.
sweet little fingers learning to dig credit cards from their sleeves,
teething gums feeling the sensation of everything from gift cards to panty liners,
and the ease of cleaning out my wallet when the first step has already been done.