Stop, Drop, and Hold
Try Instant Messaging
A purposely petite dry-erase board ensures that your parting words don’t get lost in space. (We like Dry-erase magnet board, $10, threebythree.com.)
The Envelopes, Please
Stash unsorted mail in a bin near the door and you’ll halt that creeping paper trail. A sturdy, smallish straw basket gets our stamp of approval.
Put a (Key) Ring on It
Instead of tossing keys into your black hole of a bag, let a sleek (but super-strong) magnetic shelf practically whisk them out of your hand and keep them at the ready. (Try Magnetic key-ring holder, $42, meriwetherfieldgear.com.)