If you are in the middle of doing research paper and you got your notes in an abstract order in your messy table then it adds stress to your work. Here are some of my suggestion on how to organize your notes.
There are four possible ways to organize your research notes:
1. Chronological order means to present events or details in the order in which they happen. This is very good if your your making reaction paper that involves intentions, biographies, and significant events.
2. Order of importance means that ideas of major importance are presented first followed by less important ones.
3. Problem and solution reports discuss a problem then explain various possible solution.
4. Cause and effect attempts to explain why something happened and goes on to show how that which happened affected other events.
Also, I suggest that you keep your notes in one folder or organizer and group it by topics.