Newspapers, magazines, unopened mail, discarded jackets, scarves, and tennis shoes...pretty soon you start to feel like the clutter is taking over your home.
Solution: You already know. De-junk on a regular basis-weekly, or if you can manage it, daily. Invest in a couple of large trunks where, for appearance's sake, you can stash whatever you don't have time to sort before it has a chance to become an eyesore. Your entire life will seem much more peaceful if you're not tripping over toys or coming home every day to what feels like a disaster area.