We can do all the organizing in the world, but until we change our habits, nothing will change.
If you've gotten excited about getting organized in the new year, don't fall into two common traps: 1-Buying storage containers and other organizing bins falsely make us feel organized. Be sure to utilize them in a functional way after they've been purchased. 2- Setting up an organizing system, but not maintaining it. Force yourself to abide by the organization you've set up and make it become a new habit. For example: instead of dropping the pile of mail on the kitchen counter as usual, force yourself to throw away the junk mail, and file the rest in your new organizing system. You'll be happy you did!
Changing habits isn't easy, but it is possible. Think about how much time you'll save by being organized. Make today the start of a new habit.