I have a 3-drawer wicker thing just inside our door.
1. Now it's summer here (south africa) so we have caps in there - the sun is potent and whenever we go outside I like to be protected - and of course, our individual umbrellas (they are the small ones).
In winter, I keep gloves, scarves and woolen caps.
One drawer each and an extra for miscellaneous of the same type (extra umbrella, or extra gloves).
I put the 2 gloves together and turn them inside out so they are little balls (hope this makes sense) so there's no hunting around for a missing glove.
2. I keep my church Bible on top of the wicker thing.
3. My office in a bag and our gym bags are also there, as well as any errands that have to be run.
So before I leave the house, I grab my handbag, work bag on the other side of that wall, and then anything else from this little station.
It definitely works for me!
How do you remember what to take with you?