Everyday make it a habit to tidy up. If you pick up along the way it stops the piles and from becoming overwhelming! Take advantage of every step of your day. If you see something that belongs in the direction you are heading take it with you and drop it off in the room or area it needs to be. You can see how this would help fast! Don’t be afraid to get the family or roommates involved, it only makes everyone’s areas easier to manage. Have a couple of baskets to sort the items to help bring them to their destinations. Basket and file divider station or area set aside to collect daily items like book bags and lunch boxes.