There is nothing that I love more than being able to go to a particular area of my space and simply grab what I need. No rummaging or sifting through the other items that aren't needed have to occur. That's what I love about drop-zones because you can set them up in various areas of your home. I like to think of drop-zones like a stoplight. When you see a drop-zone, imagine a 'red light' which means that you have to stop at the drop-zone. My friend & fellow organizer Tamar of Tidee Living states that the 'yellow light' indicates being cautious and aware of where you place your items and to assess if the drop-zone is the appropriate storage solution. Lastly, the 'green light' indicates that you can only move further within your space once you place the item into the drop-zone. That's what I love about drop-zones is that they're simple to set up whether you decide to use a tray, basket, bin, box, hook, or ottoman. But before deciding on which organizing tool to use to setup a drop-zone, you first have to understand the purpose.
So, when Tamar, asked me to join her on her Instagram Live last week to discuss drop-zones, I couldn't wait because I can talk about organization all day long. But I will space you for now and just provide a quick re-cap of what was discussed.
Here is how I set up an an organized entry-way utilizing a basket and an ottoman to create a drop-zone.
Remember that drop-zones can be effective because they can prevent a clutter pile-up, save you time from having to search for items, and allow your items to be easily accessible.
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