Locate areas in your home that are suitable for storage. Look beyond the obvious areas such as closets and garages. Consider spaces beneath beds, tables and staircases.
Isolate one room at a time for organization. Approaching too many rooms at once can be overwhelming.
Place all the items that you no longer use in a bin or box, and mark it "sell" or "donate." You can make money by selling these items at a garage sale or consignment store, or you can donate them to a charity or someone in need.
Group like items together. For instance, if you are organizing a closet, group sweaters together, pants together, dresses together and so on.
Place items in boxes that you aren't currently using but will use later. Label these boxes. For instance, you might have a box in the closet marked "summer clothes." You could begin organizing a child's room by creating separate boxes for crayons, puzzles, blocks and stickers.