I've just started reading Organize Your Home ... In No Time, by Debbie Stanley. I've attended teleconferences that Debbie has taught, and been impressed - so I'm not at all surprised that I'm enjoying her book. Here are just a few choice quotes.
An organized space is not necessarily
An organized space IS always
I advocate being "organized enough." When you are organized enough, you almost always reach destinations and complete tasks and projects on time, and you don't forget very many things you meant to remember. In your organized home ... you can put anything away when you want to and you can find pretty much anything on the first try. ...
Every once in a while, you'll forget something or lose something or be late to an appointment, but it won't happen very often. To completely eradicate these occasional lapses would require being more than organized enough, and it's not worth it.
Disorganization is just a problem to be solved; it is not a character flaw.