ONE TOUCH RULE In a busy area like the entrance way, it is important to have homes for your items to stop them from being dumped. The “one touch” rule is important here, to help you get into the habit of putting things away.
MAIL Designate a place for incoming mail to go – an in-tray, letterbox or mail organiser are good solutions.
SHOES Baskets for each family member are a practical idea for busy families. Designated cubbies also work well.
COATS Wall-mounted coat racks are user-friendly – use child-height coat pegs for kids. Get people to take responsibility for their own jackets.
BAGS Store these on coat racks or in designated cubbies. Each member of the family can have their own coat rack with a cubby underneath for their shoes and bags.
KEYS Use either wall hooks or a vessel of some sort. Get into the habit of putting your keys in this spot to prevent them from getting lost. Store your master key set and spare keys in a separate “safe” area in your home.