If you're already wonderfully organized, skip this step. But many people aren't and this can inhibit feeling like the new year is a fresh start.Are there piles of papers and books on the desk and floor? Clean them up in short bursts here and there (stealth cleaning).Do you have trouble finding things, from keys to socks? Look for simple solutions, such as hanging up a key holder and setting up a special lost sock basket. One method is about training, the other is about acceptancefor example, you can train yourself to put things away but you can't account for missing socks until the mate turns up, so have a safekeeping zone for such items.Hate cleaning? You could try to convince yourself it's exercise, a moment of Zen or a chance to throw out your mate's junk but it's better to find help. Delegate the cleaning jobs to others as much as possible and try to arrange it so that you're doing what you're best at. It's overwhelming to be the person responsible for it all, so stop trying.