In most houses, a family foyer (or mudroom off garage) serves as a primary staging area for coming and going. This post applies to both spaces although I'll reference only a foyer inside a front entrance. I don't have a good picture of an entire family foyer so I'm showing built-in lockers as part of an ideal transition area from inside to outside.
The foyer is your daily launching and landing pad, not to mention your home's first impression to most visitors. Does it resemble the dump? Here's a cure.