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Stop Tripping Over Your Own Shoes

How to make systems work for you and what to do when they don’t

A wooden cubby filled with dozens of disordered shoes, each varying in color, shape, and position.
Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

My coat closet is fifteen feet away from my front door.

In theory, fifteen feet seems like a perfectly reasonable distance. The average American walks that far almost 900 times in a single day, so surely I can spare one of those trips to put my shoes away when I get home…

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