Landing Space: Employ an unused landing space at the head of the stairs as a central home office. Stock the space with cabinets, desks, or tables and comfortable chairs to create a central work zone for homework or office work that the whole family can utilize.
Drop Zone: Keep a small desktop clutter-free. Stack simple trays on top for items you want in sight and in mind, such as bills to pay and outgoing mail. Use a file box to hold items you need to access regularly such as receipts and contact information. Attach an inexpensive toothbrush-and-tumbler holder to the side of the desk to stash pens, pencils, and scissors. Hang S hooks for keys.