Did anyone watch Oprah go to those people's houses and organize? She advocated that people spend 10 minutes/day organizing one area of their house and I am a HUGE proponent of this. I think it was some fireside or something we had at church where the speaker mentioned as housewives, trying to get one extra "project" done each day will help you to keep your house more orderly. I took that to heart and it really helped. I think I also read somewhere else that your time is SO much better spent organizing than cleaning because it will save you time in the long run (in trying to find stuff, or buying 2 of something you already have).
Finally that evolved into each area of my house having a day dedicated to it. Monday's the kitchen, Tuesdays bathroom, Wednesdays bedrooms, Thursdays playroom, Fridays the office/living room, and on Saturdays I just give 20 minutes to organizing.
It makes a big difference because I can see projects as I go about my week and I can tackle them in the 10 minutes I've given to that area. It just seems less overwhelming.
Anyway, I've just been meaning to say that I agreed with Oprah, at least on this one thing. And you are welcome to mock how much TV I'm watching lately. My couch is my friend.