Where our grandmothers hoarded rubber bands and egg cartons, we've added eighties miniskirts, rice makers and six-year-old nail polish to the inventory.
While I may yet need to call in organizer Rennick, I decided to try to save her $150 consultation fee and $75 hourly charge.
So I signed up for Cilley's flylady.net support group after a punishing round of speed cleaning before an impromptu cocktail party. The place looked great, but I was so burnt out that sparkle was out of the question. I clearly had what Cilley calls CHAOS: Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome.
Tralee Pearce, "Cut the clutter," The Globe and Mail, January 11, 2003
"Disorganized? Enter the CHAOS contest," The Salt Lake Tribune, December 29, 1991