Sometimes small changes can make a big difference. In my home, that difference has been keeping a vide poche near the front door.
French for empty pockets, the vide poche is simply a small bowl or container kept in a convenient location to empty your pockets into when you walk through the door. Having somewhere to put your keys, loose change and wallet when you take off your coat helps minimize clutter and reduces the chance that you will be scrambling around looking for your keys next time you are late running out the door.
(Image: Denis Bjerregaard for Euroman)