Like many other people I read a lot of blogs, and one that I read frequently is http://paidinchickens.blogspot.co.uk/.
The latest post has the brilliant idea of clearing a messy space each day. A simple idea, methinks, for a simple soul like me to take on board. Julee, who has that blog, has been tackling the challenge with a huge amount of energy (and she's revealed the reason for the world gravy shortage) but I know my limitations and the daily space may be as small as one drawer or a single shelf, but by the end of January I should be making some sort of impression on the mess.
I've already got my eye on a few places which need more than a little bit of attention but I shall intersperse those "challenging" places with a few easier spots. I do like that word "challenging". There are many other words which could be used but that one is polite.