Several years ago, when I was still married and my apartment was always in disarray, I tried several things to try to get things under control. One of the things I tried was the Flylady system but it just didn't "take" with me... well, most of it didn't. The one thing I did manage to do is get into the habit of making my bed every day which I know sounds really simple, but it was a pretty major thing at the time (mostly because when I got up in the morning, the Wasband was slipping into the bed to sleep after having been up all night playing video games).
There were some parts of the Flylady philosophy I just couldn't swallow and I couldn't get myself past the fact that it probably didn't need to be an "all or nothing" proposition.
I bought books on decluttering and organizing but I just never quite "got" it. The fact was that I had too much stuff and too little space. This remains an issue, but I am working on it.
I don't make New Years Resolutions but I do think about what I would like to do better/differently in the upcoming year. This year I'd like to be able to not have to waste time searching for things. And I KNOW that I have been working on this since last year at this time, it's just a long process. And I have a way I'd like to do things but don't have a space that is conducive to doing things the way I would like to do them.
I have a plethora of new skills I would like to learn this year. Some of them are things I am already working on learning, others will come along shortly.
I signed a new 13-month lease where I live. I'm not thrilled about it, but it's something I don't have to think about for another year now. And actually, moving is a lot more probable next year than it would have been this year... especially with my employment situation.
I do not see 2013 as a year that will be easy or "better". By mid-year, at least some things will improve just because that's when things are set to happen. Some of the things that are happening will allow me to finally close the door on things that have been open issues for a while and some will just get me a few steps closer to where I want/need to be.
I do need to work out my employment situation. Things cannot go on as they are going. I need to get a reasonable sleep schedule. And I'd like to improve my blogging consistency. But I am resolute about nothing. *grin
Hope your 2013 goes well!