Are shoes, purses, backpacks and scarves piled up? Are there stacks of mail? Can you never seem to find your keys? Notice what you need when leaving and notice what you naturally do when you come home. Don't judge; just observe.
Why set yourself up for failure? Just accept yourself exactly as you are and make your home serve you, "bad" habits and all.
Once you're clear on how you use your space, you can choose systems and tools to accommodate your habits.
If you know this about yourself, choose a one-step coat-hanging option, like hooks.
Not all homes have the space for shelves like these, but you can always outfit a front closet with shelves for shoes or add a rack near the door for shoes you wear every day.
Once you know your needs and have picked the tools that can serve you best, it's time to pull everything together.
That's not where most people keep vitamins, but that location serves her family best.
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