Has back-to-school season crept up on you this summer? Time has really flown by!

This is always a hectic time of year for families. One way to help alleviate some of the stress is to add a little organization to your life anywhere you can. If you don’t have one already, now is the time to set yourself up for success with a drop zone!

photo of a drop zone with a mirror, mail holder, narrow white cabinet, white hooks with coats, and a white shoe bench that contains shoes

what is a drop zone?

A drop zone is an area where you can “drop” all the things you typically bring into your home or need when you leave – keys, shoes, mail, coats, backpacks, etc. You should set up your drop zone close to the door you most often use to enter and exit your house. It doesn’t have to be fancy, it just has to function!

3 quick tips for creating a drop zone

1. add hooks or pegs for keys, jackets, purses, and backpacks.

Do these items usually end up in a jumbled pile somewhere? Some simple wall-mounted or over-the-door hooks can eliminate that problem! Mount a few hooks down low so younger children can hang up their own belongings.

2. designate a holding place for your mail.

Does your mail usually end up spread over countertops or wherever you toss it after coming inside? Try using a small basket or a wall-mounted mail organizer to corral mail until you’re ready to process it.

3. bring in shoe racks or cubbies for shoe storage.

Stop tripping over the pile of shoes at the door! Shoe racks or cubbies keep shoes off the floor and are easy for everyone to use.

If you live in the Austin area and could use a little extra organizing support (who couldn’t right now?!), let’s chat about how Moxie Space can help!