Clutter Rehab was my own way of making this happen. Year after year, it seems like becoming more organized is at the top of my to-do list so it was a delight to read through Laura's practical tips. Some takeaways from the book:
Clean a little every day. It pays to break up your cleaning routine by taking just 10 minutes every evening to put things in order.
The "one in, one out" rule. Whenever you bring something new into your home, make it a habit to get rid of one item to help mantain some balance. It's probably one of the easiest ways to tame clutter.
Act fast with junk mail. We all receive tons of catalogs, solicitations and the like that we have no use for at all. Don't waste any time when it comes to tossing this type of mail. If there is something you must hang on to for any reason, file it promptly or even save the information on your computer.
Mask clutter with baskets. My favorite way to store things is with baskets, whether it's to hold magazines or small beauty essentials. It gives a sense of order and prevents items from being scattered around the home.
You can find more of Laura's tips at orgjunkie.com.