If you live in a multi-story home, you're probably constantly shuttling things back and forth between floors. Here is a twist on the basket at the bottom of the staircase idea.
Get individual baskets for each member of the family. We found this good idea over at Sweet Sweet Life. Each family member gets their own color-coded basket so instead of ending up with one overloaded basket, each person is responsible for their own items.
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