This post is kind of long, so it'll be in 2 parts and focus on things in the bedroom. [Subsequent posts will continue through other rooms in the house]. Onto the good stuff!
One of the things in the bedroom that can get the most out of control is the jewelry I have. This container, simply whitewashed (maybe if you know someone handy they could even make one!) is the perfect solution to holding things. You can find it here at Wisteria.com.
Pottery Barn). I often sort my earrings into the little spaces or place rings, bracelets, charms etc. in them. They also have a top/cover which is key to hiding the mess inside!
Other pieces I've collected over the years are items that allow you, not to hide your jewelry away and keep it organized, but display it and therefore keep it organized. I found this at Urban Outfitters, and it manages very well to keep all my earrings in order, together and displayed really nicely.And this to keep all my necklaces untangled and it adds nice color to the walls as well. Got this at Urban Outfitters as well. I don't see either of these pieces on their website anymore, but if you look there are plenty of other great ones to choose from.
I'm a big fan of things that can hold those misc. items that don't really have a place! One of the things I love most is taking a beautiful soap dish or small bowl that is typically used for food, and using it to hold those miscellaneous items, like this.
More thoughts to come...organizing belts, perfume, drawers and more.