1. Cut the Clutter--This is the first key to getting organized. Remember my definition of clutter--Anything that does not serve a purpose or bring you great joy!
2. Store it where you use it--Office supplies? Put them near the desk area where you pay bills, keep a calendar or other office tasks you do at home.
3. Rethink, reuse, repurpose--Have an extra bookcase now that you have gotten rid of books you no longer need/want? How about using that in the bathroom for extra towels which need a home?
4. Keep like items together--Stamps and return address labels should kept together. Going from one place to another for items you use at the same time is a waste of time and energy.
5. Maximize space--If you are in a small space where storage is at a premium, look high and see there may be room above the bathroom door for a shelf for rarely used items. Look around high and low and you may magically find more storage than you knew you had in a variety of places. An under the bed box for wrapping paper and bows can be a perfect storage space, currently unused.
6. Once you have your home organized as you wish, schedule time with realistic goals on your calendar to keep it organized. Spending a small time each day on sorting the mail can help a great deal as you won't have that huge pile to go through at the end of the week, or end of the month. See old blog posts for other easy ideas.