This article originally appeared on Apartment Therapy.

A friend you haven’t seen in a while calls to let you know she’s in the area and would love to stop by. You say: “Of course—come over!” You think: “Just give me three hours to clean up, please!” Ideally, we’d follow the “tidy up a little every day” routine, but despite our best efforts, there are certain spots in our homes where the chaos just tends to build. Here are five problem areas and the bins, baskets, and catchalls you can use to organize the clutter quickly whenever a friend pops in. This five-minute cleanup trick is as simple as throwing everything in the closet—but so much easier to sort through afterwards.

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