1. Have less stuff. Less stuff = less clutter, and less of a chance for things to get jumbled, messy, and hard to find.
2. Make sure there’s a designated space for everything. If I have a specific spot for everything, and I commit to making sure everything goes back to that specific spot after use, it reduces the chance of things getting just tossed in a drawer. It also helps to serve as an indicator of when it’s time to weed out and get rid of stuff. If I have an new item that I don’t have a place for, it signals that I need to get rid of something else, in order for the new item to have a spot.