Where are you on the neatness scale, 0 to 10? I’m here to talk about mess, the absence of mess, and the impact on self-esteem. When it comes to writing, I’m organized. I have a story outline, synopsis, and write a blurb prior to writing the actual book. A messy mind is a time-waster, but I’m talking about our physical environment. With house neatness, I’m about an 8. It looks like a 9.5 if you walk in the door. The refrigerator and draws could use some help. I drool over my friend, Mary Alice’s garage!