Store every single cord in your house in one labeled container.“Mommmmmmm, where’s my Leapfrog charger?” “Have you seen my kindle cord?” Look to the cord box, kids. Look to the cord box. More information at Simply Organized.
Never lose a button. Buttons are a great way to keep earrings organized. Insert the pair into a button and keep them together to prevent loss. This is one of my favorite tips for traveling with jewelry!
Good idea also for "Upstairs" and "Downstairs": items that need to be carried off the main floor. Add some “crap buckets” to your stairway to keep track of all the stray things family members leave around the house.