I know I don't really need to say it, because we all know it... But, this pandemic has really changed... well, everything.
That means that, among myriad other things, our coming and going has changed, as well. There are new things to remember on our way out the door. Instead of just remembering your phone, keys, lunch, water bottle, the dry cleaning and your bag, now you also need to remember masks, hand sanitizer, maybe protective eye wear, gloves and bleach wipes. There's a lot more stuff getting piled up around our entryways and in our car doors.
So, here's a couple ideas:
1) Keep a basket near the door you use most often. In this basket, you can toss sanitizer, gloves, clean masks and anything else you want to grab on your way out the door. If table space is scarce, consider a wall-mounted basket. Have a separate landing zone for cloth masks that need washing. Next to this basket can work, as long as they're labeled well so everyone knows which basket is which. Or, you can simply toss the soiled masks into the laundry basket with the clothes.
2) Take advantage of door knobs and over-the-door hooks. I personally have been hanging my masks
in two places: there's always one on the doorknob, so if I'm running out quickly on foot, I can grab one and go. But, I also keep one on the hook where I hang my purse each night. I take my purse whenever I drive someplace, at the very least, so there's a mask waiting for me there. I could easily hang a little bag with other supplies, if need be, with it.
3) If you're usually driving someplace, have a stash in the car. Keep your car door storage for wipes and sanitizer. Hang a mask from your ear shift or review mirror, if these are safe options for you. There are always cup holders to hold supplies, too. Keep a trash bag in the car for used one-use masks, gloves and wipes.
Is there something that you've been practicing that has made this transition a bit easier for your daily life? I'd love to hear what works for you!