In case you missed my tweet, I recently adopted a little doggy, Gabby, from the Humane Society. Before Gabby came into my life, there were really only two items that came and went with me everyday – my purse and my lap top bag. I kept my keys and wallet in my purse so I knew I could just grab it and go. My entryway was always organized and clean with only these two items.
However, Gabby has added some items to my coming and going routine: leash, poop bags, rain coat, towel for drying off wet paws, etc. All this was starting to pile up on my dining table (the first flat surface you see when you walk in the door). Plus, I kept losing my keys that I no longer just left in purse but took with me on quick bathroom walks. It was driving me crazy because I like to leave my table set with my grandmother's china to show it off and now the china was over shadowed by a huge thing of clutter.
I went out and bought two cheap over the door hooks to fix this problem. The first one went on the back of the door and out of site with my rain coat and towel on it. The second hung out in front and has a place for my keys, my purse, Gabby's leash, poop bags and even a hook for Gabby's traveling water bowl (no she is not spoiled AT ALL).
This simple fix has really changed my life. It makes everything easy to get and when I walk into my apartment I no longer see chaos but my grandmother's beautiful china. Best of all, it took 5 minutes to complete 🙂