Some ideas and tips for organizing from: The Heart of Organizing on iTunes with Andy Hartman
What are your reasons for getting organized?
What would you like to accomplish?
How will you know when you are done?
If you could create your environment any way that you want, and you can, what would it look like?
What does it mean to be organized? Arranging your possession to support what is important to you now.
Step 1 Be very clear about what is important to you now
Professional, Social, Health, Leisure
What gives me purpose, what gives my life meaning, am I being the person I want to be, am I doing the things that matter, am I being the person I want to be in the world?
Principles of Organizing
Less stuff is easier to organize
Memory is associative
Frequency of use principle-items used most frequently should be most accessible
The 3 Ss
Simplify-eliminate anything that is not serving or supporting you
Sort-create categories and put like things together
Store-create a home for each category and store each category in its home