"In order to bring some sense of calm into my chaotic teenage years, I became a neatnik. In my bedroom, there was order, sanctuary. Then many years later, I had to make sense of my mother’s chaotic house. I loved the work, albeit emotionally taxing because it was family.
And so it continues these decades later. Obsessive and minimalist, I am not; yet, all/most things/items/papers do have homes. I can think clearly, objectively, non-judgmentally, This is what I bring to clients: I can see through your stuff."