Found someone who organizes AND cleans
I found out there is a label for people like me. I'm "chronically disorganized". That is so much better than what I thought I was which was a "hoarder".
I had been looking on the web for a while looking for someone who does MORE than clean or who does MORE than organize. Found some "disaster relief cleaning services" and lots of organizers. Anyway, I lucked on to this website where one of the testimonials said they were so pleased because he didn't just give you a list of action items - he actually did the work too. WOW!
Two days of his time has made a huge huge difference. Part of that process was shoving some things to be "dealt with" later into the spare room (which was already in pretty bad shape). I know at some point I'm going to have to do more work to sort through the stuff in there but these first couple of days has been such a wonderful boost, I think I will be able to deal with it.
Just wanted to vent some of my joy to this forum where I think many of you will understand how wonderful it is to find someone like this. He also does staging for houses that people want to sell so they want it to look nice for cheap. I love now that my house is partially "staged." (Though we don't plan to sell, especially now that things are so much more livable.)
He also can be hired as a housekeeper which I plan to do. Don't want this place to go back to what it was like before.
I'll keep y'all posted. He is coming back next week for two days (a little less than $400 per day) and after that I will probably need to dig in more on my own. Wish me luck.