One of the hardest jobs is to keep the little every day clutter at bay. Every day there seems to be something out of place or that needs to go back to it's rightful place. So how do you keep in under control?
It doesn't really matter what your technique is as long as you are comfortable on how you do it. It the process causes you anxiety, then another technique may be in order.
Personally, I am a squiggle. I don't pick up something, put it away and then go to the next item. I am more like the image posted here. I take a basket and pick up misplaced items in one room and continue throughout the house, dropping off where necessary. I don't stop until the basket is empty.
Handy tip: Work systematically from top to bottom of the house or from left to right.
To your most Peaceful Self!