Sue De Chiara's homeTraditional Entry, New York
Photography by John Bessler http://www.besslerphoto.com/john
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Very rarely do people change who they are. And habits take a long time to break. You can promise yourself that you will walk to the office with the mail and organize it like a responsible adult, but yet there it is, all stacked up at the front door. Why set yourself up for failure? Just accept yourself exactly as you are and make your home serve you, "bad" habits and all.
8. Stay busy during downtime. It is inevitable that there will be times it seems that nothing is happening. Whether due to a tight budget, workers vanishing midproject or simply a stretch of bad weather, it is important to keep your spirits up when work stalls out. Try keeping a list of simple tasks that you can do anytime. Then, when you start feeling antsy, pull out your list and get to work. Cleaning, organizing, decluttering and doing small repairs are all good places to start.
Houzzers want a place to transition between the indoors and out. Separate cubbies or lockers for everyone in the family keep things organized. This example has room for hanging outerwear and bags, a spot for shoes below and a special basket for other items overhead.