When you live in a two-story home you are made more aware of your laziness. Hence, the need for the infamous basket on the stairs. The basket is a catch-all for all the things that need to be taken back upstairs—-but not right now, later. Presumably when I have more energy or can make one of the kids do it.
I must admit, it certainly makes cleaning up easier. However, if you are going to use this system its important to make sure it truly serves its purpose—- and doesn’t become that thing that it is not: a place to put things that have no home.
A place for everything, and everything in it’s place.