Sandra Felton's book is not aimed at those who wish to add the final polish to an immaculate pad. rather,it is a start up manual for those who, like me, are completely daunted, defeated and demoralized by a flea pit they just cannot get control of. Felton writes, with affection, compassion, humour and insights which bring tears to the eyes, of the personality and cognitive traits which can lead to the "messie" mindset and the corresponding household. Reading this book feels like finally finding a friend who knows, because they have been there, the darkest, dirtiest, domestic secrets. I found it a great relief and catharsis which left me looking forward to action and equipped to start organising, cleaning and maintaining my home with that all important new vision. I had been trying to sort out my bedroom for about six months and after reading this book managed it in a few days because I had a strategy that worked.And things are still improving. I wish I had found this book ten years ago.