I have struggled with poor organization and housekeeping skills forever. By my birthday, enough was enough. It was time to finally face my problems and gain control of the house. Starting on my birthday, we were getting the house clean and orderly, and that was our top priority. We quickly reached the limits of our trash removal system. Our washing machine started acting up. But we also found a bunch of lost treasures. And I finally started recording a place for everything, instead of trying to keep it in my head, or arranging it on the fly. It has been emotional for me. But the overwhelming feeling? Relief.