If you had to name the main clutter zones in your house, there are usually 2 main hot spots. The first is the kitchen bench or table, where paperwork, lunch boxes, keys, glasses, mail and random bits and pieces often get dumped. And the second common clutter-zone is the entryway. Whether you enter through the front door or through a side or back entrance, the entryway is often where shoes, bags, keys, coats and hats get thrown. If you don't have organised zones set up to 'catch the clutter', then it's easy for the mess to build up and become overwhelming.
Are you always rushing around in the mornings trying to get yourself [and perhaps your children] ready? Does it make you feel stressed trying to arrive on time because you can never find what you need on the way out the door? Do you have clutter piles lying around your home because you don't have anywhere to put things when you arrive home? The answer to all of these problems could be as simple as an organised 'drop-zone' entryway - one of the best ways to stay organised and create a calmer start to your day.
I mentioned in a previous post how handy my husband is... and here is the evidence! A few months ago, I was at frustration point with our morning routine of trying to get myself and my 2 children out the door on time without feeling frazzled and rushed. I was getting irritated at not having a central place for things like keys, sunnies, jewellery, and was sick of running back and forth between different rooms to grab the essentials for the kids - shoes, hats, coats, water...the list goes on! So I asked hubby if he could build a console - basically a stylish piece of furniture for the entryway that could serve double purpose as handy and functional storage for all the essential bits and bobs.