this works in a lot of ways, but some retraining is often necessary. my husband loved using hooks for his clothes while we were in scandinavia, so we got hooks when we got home. he didn't use them (i did). he would dumb his clothes on the floor *beneath* the hooks. so, i put a laundry basket there, and he would put his clothes *next to* the laundry basket that was under the hooks. honestly, i finally told him "Hang your D*** clothes!" and now he does, but it took about 4 years.
and even today, i'll still find *some* clothes on the floor *beneath* the hooks.
but otherwise, it's absolutely true. if you have things organized according to your habits, it will be cleaner.