This was submitted by Linda Kessel. It's not really a reader-hack, but I figured she needs an answer.
I'm at the end of my rope, looking at the clutter in my home and unable to ever catch up. I'm disabled and I physically can't move the mess. My partner recently underwent back surgery so he's not able to help. The mess is overwhelming, and all my counselors can say is to pace myself. But at this rate, I'll never have a comfortable home to live in. Please, I NEED HELP!!!
There is something to be said for pacing yourself and having patience. But I understand your frustration! It sounds like you and your partner need to call upon the kindness of family and friends for some help and support. You could have a clutter-buster party! Maybe provide some snacks and beverages? You might be surprised at how people will step up and help out when you really need it!
Any other words of wisdom for Linda?