I am a supreme organizer. I like to sort my fabrics by light to dark and then sort out smaller pieces into my scrap bin. I also use small plastic shoe boxes for cut squares, shapes, etc. so they are easy to find. Once you make the big leap to organization you will find that it is easier for projects. Get peg board to hang rulers, scissors, etc. I am also a huge fan scanning in pattern ideas that I want to make and getting rid of the magazines, books, etc. to make more room and also to know right where that pattern is without going through all the books looking for that one that would have got away other wise.
Just make the supreme boring beginning to cleaning up and before you know it you will wonder how you functioned before. Best of luck.