If you clear your Mac desktop you need to access your files easily. I am using my home folder. To click onto it from the Finder menu isn’t what I want to do. Click on the Mac HD icon. Click on the Users folder. Move the home folder into the dock. Right click on the home folder icon and click folder and then display it how you want – either as a list or folders. You can then access what you want easily. Ubuntu does put the home folder in the dock as a matter of course. It is surprising Apple doesn’t. Don’t try to shift the home folder from the sidebar of an open window on the Mac. That is just an alias and you can lose it if you try to move it. It can be put back – but still. To shift your home folder you need to go to the users folder!