I have two levels in my home and one thing I seem to notice is the pile by the stairs. If you have more than one level you know exactly what I'm talking about.
TIME SAVING TIP OF THE WEEKA basket by the stairs. Putting a basket or something similar by the stairs. I prefer one with a handle. Every time you go down stairs you take something from the basket or you can take the entire basket and put those items away. Do the same with a basket at the bottom of the stairs for the items that need to go up.
I only have one basket at the top of my stairs, but in my case I seem to need to take things down five times as much as I need to take them up, due to the structure of my home. This is a great way to keep stuff from flailing all over the stairs and to keep them together. Just remember to take it with you! My husband seems to need reminding sometimes ;0)
Now Go Get Organized!