The reason that many organizing attempts don't work is that the maintenance required for upkeep is beyond what we are willing to do. Sure you can beat yourself up and say you should do this or that, but I say go with your natural tendencies or at least don't actively work against them.
Creating space in other areas of your life is just as important. Personal and
professional change, growth and development also require space to succeed. You need sufficient space to see yourself as you want to be and do the things you want to do.