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Are you a pack rat?
One of the most important aspects of organizing your home is making sure you are changing the behaviors that got you into trouble in the first place. You may have sixty different collections of things that have caught your eye; you may just hate throwing things away, or shipping your unused things off to the goodwill, but its time to face the truth.
If you want to get organized, you can and will, but if you want to stay organized, look at yourself and figure out your pack rat triggers. Choose one or two collections that are the most important to you - if you buy a new thing, force yourself to get rid of something you have and don't use. If you want to get rid of the clutter, make sure you don't start gathering it as soon as you have extra space!