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Marisa Strong

i prefer keeping my phone next to the door to charge. It forces me to unwind and unplug from my phone/devices when i'm in my bedroom or putting kids to bed.

We have no downstairs closet and rely on hooks on walls and backs of doors for storage of coats and backpacks. A shallow plastic bin below the hooks works for a place to store shoes.

i like the idea of the recycle bin next to the door to process the junk mail easily.

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susan welch

I understand the "unwinding" issue, but we no longer have a landline house phone, just our cell phones. Like Misha, I prefer to have my cell near me especially when retiring for the night. My nightstand is where I charge my phone each evening.

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susan welch

I've read one KonMari book and I don't think she would recommend having a basket at the front door for junk mail if it really belongs in the recycling or trash. Placing it in the pretty basket just means you have to empty it later which really is just delaying the inevitable and creates a second step in the cleaning process.

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