Begin your transformation with the most trafficked & beneficial area of your home. ie kitchen & bathrooms.
Keep surfaces clear for messes & cleaning. We all dread deep cleaning--or cleaning in general. Use wall spaces to keep most used items off surfaces & make that weekly wipe down simple & an automatic habit
If you can’t find it, it doesn’t exist..almost. If we can't remember where the wood glue we're most likely going to the store to buy yet another tube. Place all glue/adhesives in a commonplace.
Starting sooner can make all the difference. If every time we need to go searching for a screwdriver. That repair or new piece of furniture is likely to get put off.
Whether it's old cell phone boxes, shoe boxes, food containers, etc. separating by whatever fits your fancy (color, type, size, etc.) can spark ideas for more optimization.
The most common shape we have to work with tends to come with 4 corners. Try to maximize the entire volume of the given space (x, y, z) without compromising your convenience
A time management course once said about papers in our home; "when in doubt, throw it out." While the anxiety in me wanted to keep it "just in case". I've now defaulted to taking photos & placing them into OneNote for easy searching. It's been a complete life changer!
Have fun learning about yourself through this transformation. Be grateful for all the things you own--that need organized. And be kind to yourself & others.