When rushing out of the house in the morning, it's easy to forget the things you need to take with you. Create a family command centre near the front door, and you'll have a place to stash the things you need to remember to take with you on your way out.
Schoolteacher Kristin's idea gives each member of the household somewhere to store keys, coats, bags and other essential bits and pieces. This way, you avoid clutter around the house, and everything has a place so you can drop it off as you come through the door at the end of the day.
Click through to the full instructions and see how you can transform your hallway into a useful, organised space. You need very little in the way of tools and equipment — some hooks, wooden batons and baskets that you can easily pick up at the hardware store. There is scope for getting creative, so you can adapt the idea to suit your needs, skills and available space. As long as you don't regard a hand drill as a stranger, this is a simple weekend project.
Creating a Family Command Center [I'm An Organising Junkie]