Do the worst thing on your list first, then do five small tasks quickly.
Being organized does not take a lot of time and effort. In fact, once you're up to speed it saves you time as you know where everything is.
Use magnetic strips to hang tweezers, clippers, bobby pins, etc behind your bathroom's vanity door.
Doing one thing at a time is the fastest way to get multiple things done quickly. Multitasking creates distractions.
Block unneeded items before they cross your threshold. Borrow books from the library instead of buying. Turn down that free McDonald's toy.
Store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and and save yourself time hunting through piles for a match.
Tell yourself you'll just do that dreaded task for 20 minutes. Bet you a Snickers bar you'll carry on once you've started!
Use IKEA's low cost storage boxes to create organization kits: one for paying bills, one for DIY jobs, one for cleaning and one for sewing jobs.
Minimize distractions. At work that may mean closing your email, chat client, even turning the Internet connection off.
If you have dirty shoes to pack in your suitcase put them in a shower cap, available in most hotels!