Quite often when I start working on a project I find what I like to call bags of "mishmash!" Yup, those are the bags of a little of this and a little of that. One day you get tired of the piles and you bag them up. Then they are taken to a corner and they sit and wait for someone to sort them!
Instead of bagging your clutter or misc items, put then away. I like to use the Ohio term..Only Handle It Once!! If this isn't possible then dedicate just one basket or container for misc items. Each week, go through the basket and relocate your items to their proper room or location.