Clutter is just a fact of life. Stuff piles up, messes are made, and dealing with it all becomes one of many things on your to-do list. Easy enough to manage when life is calm and work is steady, but when things get hectic, it's more and more tempting to let things slide and deal with them later.
The best way to regain control is by focusing on and changing your behavior, one bad habit at a time. So read on, and for any behaviors that you know you are guilty of, resolve to start breaking them now — you'll be surprised how quickly your space will turn around.