I always bring up the fact that when most people organize they get distracted by things they find that belong somewhere else. For example – you may be organizing your junk drawer and find a tool that belongs in the garage. Thinking that you are doing this organizing thing right you go to put the tool away in the garage.
While you’re there you think that you might as well organize the tools! You completely forget that you were organizing the junk drawer and when you go back in the house you’re shocked at the mess you’ve left in the kitchen. But by that time you need to leave for an appointment so you shove everything back in the drawer and it’s worse than before! Have a bag marked ‘take to another area’ for items you find that belong somewhere else and bring them away AFTER you are done organizing.