"LiveJournaler rinku has some simple but effective advice on how to get your space in order. Make a big pile of stuff that isn't where it belongs, and then tackle it.From that pile, everything that you don't need and will likely never use in the next 4 years or so, throw or give away. This includes valuable things, sentimental objects, cobwebs, and so forth. The bits about putting things where they contextually make sense - pen near paper, a clock where it's visible - may seem obvious, but the huge difference it makes when you grab a pad and need a pen is not.
the best way to organize your room [rinku's LiveJournal]
Ok, I'll give this one a try...