I recently found a new blog http://www.getorganizedwizard.com/blog/ (they sell products too) that is really easy to follow and easy steps. I used to look at www.flylady.net and they have some good ideas but it was just TOO MUCH for me. It seemed to just add more work to what I was already doing.
One ideas (which I do this fairly often anyway) is http://www.getorganizedwizard.com/blog/2009/04/get-organized-mission-1-fill-a-hu-u-uge-trash-bag/ is to simply get a trash bag and take it through your house, and don't stop till it is full. I just walked through the house grabbed trash, broken toys I saw laying about, opened every closet, I tossed a couple rolls of wrapping paper that I had been saving but really did not have enough on them to wrap anything larger than a DVD, metal hangers, John left laying on the floor, emptied one bathroom trash can etc. you get the picture. I did this one Sunday after I was dressed and waiting for it to be time to go to church, so see it does not take much time. I probably took more time blogging about it than it took to fill my bag.
So grab a bag and fill it up. THEN CLOSE it and TAKE IT OUT no looking back. If you want to you can leave a comment that you did it too if you want a bit of accountability too.