The end result of my being out of town for so long is that I still have piles of stuff to go through and put away. Mostly, now, in the apartment, it's piles of mail and piles of laundry. (In the office, it's just mail.)
I saw this article the other day, and I have to admit that I'm just a tad jealous. I wish I could have someone come in and reorganize my clutter. If I actually buy a place, I should probably incorporate these suggestions.