I haven't posted a Bright Idea in a couple of weeks and since I know you've all just been sitting around worrying about when I might get around to it again, I thought I'd do it today to ease your suffering.
This is my shoe basket that I keep by my front door. I don't know about at your house, but at my house people are gently encouraged to take their shoes off at the door. Actually around here you don't even have to encourage because almost everyone just does it. I would never ask someone to take their shoes off if they left them on. Well, that's not completely true. I would ask people that I know very well, small dirty children and people who have obviously just been hiking during a mudslide. Oh, and family. But absolutely nobody else. Since I'm a "neatie" I decided to put this basket by the front door for people to toss their shoes in. It works great,but if we're being honest here, I'll admit that I am usually the one putting the shoes in the basket. It's still a heck of a lot better than having all of those shoes laying around.