I am always looking for new ways to keep our home organized and tidy. If I have a mindless system to put things away, it's easier to subdue my slob tendencies. This is my favorite system:
It's a shoe organizer hung on the back of a closet door. I saw this idea online years ago but cannot remember the source. I use it to store pens, paper clips, stamps, labels, envelopes, and other doodads. (Score yourself ten points if you can spot our lifetime supply of highlighters).
I use this system for office supplies, but it could work with anything that is small and not too heavy: make-up, jewelry, Lego's, your collection of vintage souvenir spoons, etc. etc.
Just don't use the shoe organizer to store your bricks, anvils and barbels. It stores a lot of clutter and is pretty amazing, but it has its limits.