Tip #1: Organize your Worst Areas
Start by emptying the area and sorting everything into groups. What belongs in the area and should truly stay there and what needs to be put away in other areas of the house. Also sort items that need to be thrown out, recycled or given to charity.
After you’ve sorted, organize the items that need to stay and return them neatly to the area that you are working on. Take the other groups to the other areas of your home that they belong in (you can systematically organize those areas as is practical). Depending on the chunk of time you can devote to the task, you can do as little as a junk drawer or as much as entire room.