In a small space, take office storage to the walls to keep work surfaces clutter-free. In this space, cubbies were mounted to the wall and magazine holders were screwed into the bottom of the cubbies for an innovative mail sorter. For an easy and affordable work surface, transform a slab door into a desktop by mounting it to a wall and placing bookcases or file cabinets beneath it for support.
My daughter who has 3 children ages 3 mo, 1 yr old and a 2.5 yr old, bought 3 metal flower boxes and put them in the laundry room. They are the right height for the toddlers to put put their shoes away as soon as they enter thru the garage. They also remove their shoes at any door and pick them up to put away:) This little DIY idea makes it easier for them.