Establish new habits and routines. If you are the person constantly picking up after other members of your family, pay attention and look for patterns. "Is everything a pattern, Alison?" Come on, grab a paper bag, breathe in it a bit and stay with me. Let's start at the very beginning: Are coats thrown over chairs, a wallet or purse tossed on the table, bags and backpacks dumped in the middle of the floor? No mudroom? Give each member of the family at least one hook and a basket, as close to the door as possible. In our old house, our mudroom was not big at 6 feet square, and every wall had a door. I covered the little bit of wall we had with three-prong hooks and hung baskets for hats and gloves directly on the wall, similar to what this homeowner did. Everyone was assigned an area and encouraged to hang coats and backpacks and stash hats and gloves in the baskets. Some of us took to it readily, and others had to be reminded ... repeatedly. Focus on one habit at a time, and once that's established, move on to another.