Have you heard of flylady? The funny little cartoon woman from America? I have read her website for years because I have a compulsion to be organised but sadly wasnt born that way! I am the messiest person I know!
Basically she has pioneered a system for people that aren't BO (born organised) for SHE's (sidetracked home executives - yes really!) if you take all of that with a pinch of salt it is actually really useful. Its all based on implementing tiny changes a day at a time and building up to a routine so that everything in your house is sorted and organised almost without you realising!
I am going to track on my blog how I am getting on!