I started in my living room and dining room area, and pulled ALL the clutter, shoes, toys, and everything else that didn't belong, into the center of the room. (Oh, how I wish I could win one of those "free cleaning for a year" drawings! Or even just to win a day of organization from a professional!)
Yes, it became a huge pile in the middle of the floor. I decided I wasn't going to bed until every single piece was put in its place. Here is a picture of the pile of stuff that I pulled from all over the room! Totally embarrassing, but hey, this is life. We REALLY live here.
By the time I was finished, I was SO tired, but it was so worth having a cleaned up room for the next short while. The method I used to go through clutter REALLY helped me, since I sometimes don't even know where to start. By pulling everything out into the center of the room, I knew I couldn't just leave it there. I had to go through everything and put it in its place. Most of it belonged in a different room!
I'm off to clean the kitchen after a big Superbowl party! Pray for me! :)