Is there a magic solution to make your home look like something from the pages of Martha? Nope. If your home doesn't look sleek and tucked in, chances are, your life isn't sleek and tucked in, and that just might be a good thing. You may have kids, hobbies with no dedicated space, a home based business, a spouse/partner with a matching set of all those things, and you may be packing the whole lot into an apartment the average gerbil would find claustrophobic.
What if it doesn't have to be an inconvenient eyesore? Try thinking of it this way: What if it had to be housed where it usually ends up, anyway? How could you do it? Stumped? For starters, what if you took the labels off of the rooms in your home, except perhaps the kitchen and bath?