I found this fascinating quote today:
Home organization is a step-by-step process. It will take more than a day or even a week to get everything to a manageable level, but once you do staying organized is an easier task. If you have a family, enlist their help. They can pitch in and learn a thing or two about controlling clutter in their life.Mommyn Tyme, A New You....Make some changes Now- Learn to Live your life!, Sep 2009
You should read the whole article.