If you find yourself in this situation, then you should consider what a good organization system could do for you. Your life will be easier and you will save time if you are organized. You don't have to go in and be organized all today but a better strategy is getting organized little by little. Here are some ideas to help:
1. Clean a Little Every Day
Many of us hate the idea of cleaning. You don't need to spend the whole day cleaning with brooms and mops, in fact by investing 10 or 20 minutes a day cleaning and organizing your space you will begin to make a huge difference.
Start with one area and clean a little, you will begin to feel productive and soon it will become a habit. Then you will find your cleaning going better and better and you will finish faster.
2. Everything Has A Place
As you begin to organize your life you will find that everything has a place, your scissors in a specific drawer, etc. If you have items and no place for them they will get lost and add to the general clutter and you don't want that.
Consider the best place for each item and make sure that everything has a place. This will help you be mindful in the future and avoid the clutter build up.
Get a daily planner or a desk calendar and use it. Writing something down will help you know where you need to be and when.
Post it notes and an organizer on your cell phone can also help out in this area.
4. Throw It Away
As you work on de-cluttering your work area be sure to throw away everything that you don't need. Then each day do a quick purge to get rid of the stuff that piles up on your desk or your kitchen counter. This keeps your space open and free and you will have a better idea of what is happening.
Mail and papers can build clutter fast. Throw away the junk mail right away, file important stuff. If you leave them in a pile they are likely to be lost or forgotten.
5. Create Routines and Learn To Delegate
A well organized home can be a challenge so set routines so that certain jobs are completed everyday. Set up big jobs to be done on specific days, for example laundry. In this way you will understand what needs to be done everyday.
Divide work among your spouse and children. Splitting the work up helps you all to learn to work together as a team.
These are all great ideas but ideas that will not overburden you. You cannot go from messy to organized overnight. But by putting these ideas to work you will discover what it is like to be organized at home and in the workplace.