As busy families come and go in our daily hustle and bustle, order can quickly turn to chaos without a central place for everyone to drop what they’re carrying. Having a place like this to contain the chaos until it can be dealt with is the best solution I’ve seen, and can also serve as a command center.
Along the same lines, I’ve noticed that most floor plans have moved away from the pass-through laundry room between the garage and the house. Yay! I used to hate stumbling over mountains of laundry, and who wants to be reminded of all that pending work as soon as you get home?
Do you have a drop zone/mud room in your home?