You can manage to keep pretty organized by utilizing boxes, bins, and such to corral the little things in your home. By keeping like items together it cuts down on clutter and created a less chaotic environment. You also will save time because everything has a home. Below are some pictures from my home on ways I keep the mayhem to a minimum.
Knitting Supplies kept neatly in a basket by the couch, ready to use at any time
Bedtime potions and supplies
Ipod and chargers in an antique bowl