I have accepted the fact that, if I want an organized household, I'll have to roll up my sleeves and take necessary action. Which really means, of course, that I will get after the kids to do something about it.
I'd like to drive the car back into the garage before the weather turns cold for good. I'm not in any shape to be moving furniture or the lawn mower or the grill and a bunch of heavy boxes, with who knows what in them.
In order to be a really good coach, I have already begun to take aggressive action by watching the TLC channel.
My favorite show is "Clean Sweep." I must have seen 15 or 20 episodes. They are basically the same show. A team of folks comes to a home and makes fun of how messy the owners keep their stuff. One of the hosts of the show blows a whistle, and maybe a hundred members of the clean sweep team arrive to haul out the junk from the house onto three separate tarps: one for things to sell, one for things to keep, and one for things to throw away.