When eliminating clutter, begin with the things that come into your home on a daily basis. For example, the mail: Always open the mail while standing by the wastebasket or shredder. Immediately toss or shred the junk mail. (Note: In order to protect your identity, be sure to shred or tear in small pieces any credit card applications, etc., that contain personal information.
Can you reach your computer, telephone, calculator, files, etc, with a swivel of your chair? Do you have all the supplies you use on a daily basis easily accessible? Arrange your home office (work office too) to facilitate simple movement patterns.
Before starting any new project, immediately make a file folder so you have a “home” for any paper and notes related to that project. If the project is large, make a new computer file folder to contain all the electronic documents as well. I do this ALL the time!!
Create a landing pad for your keys, glasses, and wallet. No more frantic searches when you leave the house.
If you live in a small space, replace traditional closet doors that swing out with curtains or hanging screens.