I agree that one has a more peaceful existance if one isn't weighed down by possessions. A tidy house is definitely a nice thing, which some people excel at. However, one should not spend one's entire life keeping one's possessions in order. I don't really want anybody to say at my funeral, "well, she kept a tidy drawer." In order to organize in a timely manner, I've decided that to have a one week sprint of organization and then continue with my old ways for the next six months.
I've put on my to-do list "organize photos" more times that I can recall. Since we made the move to the digital camera about five years ago, I haven't printed out any pictures. They've been piling up on my hard drive. Now the task of sorting through thousands of pictures is so monumental that I'm frozen. I've decided to throw money at Shutterfly and have them print up some books for me.
So, today is Photo Album Day.
Other nasty organzing jobs have been given their own days. Tuesday is Sort Through Toys Day. Wednesday is Purge Books from the Attic Day. Thursday is Get Rid of Five Boxes of Dissertation Research Day. And Friday is Sell Shit on Ebay Day.