Each dwelling has a “drop zone” the place you dump your stuff the second you enter the home. Clearing the muddle is a right away repair, however it will not cease junk from accumulating once more, say Joni Weiss and Kitt Fife. As an alternative, take the time to evaluate what, precisely, that spot is getting used for, after which create a particular dwelling for every merchandise you plop there. Mail can go into a wall pocket; jackets, purses, or lunch containers ought to get their very own hooks. Keep in mind: Do not put it down, put it away.