Use a Landing Strip to Keep Clutter from Invading Your Home
Traditionally the argument for a "landing strip", a place to dump your stuff when you walk in the door.
Remember though, the object isn't to get everything picture-perfect. That's a waste of time. The goal is to get everything just organized enough so that you can find and access everything you need in a timely fashion.
Get More Done by Organizing "Just Enough"
your desk, work bench, house, or office need not be perfect.