An object can’t be organized if it’s doesn’t have a home! Designate a spot for everything, commit to keeping it there, and get your roommates, partner, or kids on board, too. As you’re choosing where to store things, pay attention to where they tend to land: If shoes and coats are always piled by the front door, accept it and get a good storage bench to corral the clutter. If papers end up on the kitchen counter, add a little basket so they stay in one place. It may not be your first-choice spot, but in this case, the path of least resistance will most likely lead to success.