It looks my tirade of last weekend had a positive effect. I came home from work the other day to find the kitchen area cleaned up, dirty dishes (some of them mine) cleared from the sink and the dishwasher run.
The bedroom floor is clear of the usual piles of dirty clothes and candy wrappers.
I devoted 20 minutes to tidying up. Amazing what you can get done in 20 minutes when you tackle it head on. The trick is to not crash on the couch right away, but get that 20 minutes of tidying out of the way.
Now I’m off to visit the Fly Lady for more help with keeping household order.