In a recent magazine there was a little blurb about decorating and organizing. The magazine said "hide your clutter in nifty boxes".
Now, what's wrong with this?
Clutter is clutter, and you don't organize clutter! You declutter, purge and make room for the things you love and use and want to keep. You don't put all your junk in pretty boxes where they may never be looked at again. Pretty boxes or not, they still take up your valuable living space.
Instead, you should store your valued belongings in these "nifty boxes". Label them appropriately so you can easily find your memorabilia, papers, shoes, etc.
I'm just saying....