Create One Hand Storage for things that tend to clutter up your rooms. A bowl or hook for keys. A basket for hats and gloves. A single stack of papers awaiting action, rather than papers cluttering flat surfaces in the kitchen AND on the dining room table AND in the living room. One single stack. A basket for remotes and small object that end up in the living room and bins for toys that get left in there. If it’s easy to put things away, you (and your family) are much more likely to do so.
When you return home, put your keys, purse, jacket/hat/gloves, shopping bags, and other items away as soon as you walk in the door.
Open mail next to the recycle bin and garbage can.
Put all papers that need attention in a single location, in a basket, a drawer, or an inbox, as soon as they enter your home.
Have a designated place for magazines, newspapers and catalogs, and put them there when you bring them into your home.
Keep a Donations Bag in an easy to access location, like a coat closet, and add to it regularly.
When you undress, put dirty clothes in the hamper and put clean-ish clothes away.
Straighten pillows and cushions when you get off the couch.
Push chairs in when you leave the dining table.
Straighten the bathroom hand towel after using it.