Try to store items that you use
most often where you use them,
even if it seems counter-intuitive
to how you were taught to organize.
-For example--extra set of sheets
where the beds are, not in a linen closet.
-If you have an extra drawer in the bathroom,
store clothes for showers.
-If you enjoy crafting while watching
TV, dedicate a basket, drawer or
cupboard close by for those supplies.
-Keep cooking utensils close to the stove,
not across the room.
-Have a dedicated area for card sending and bill paying
supplied with cards, pens, envelopes and stamps.