We keep my daughter's shoes downstairs by the door. She never wears socks unless she's going outside and wearing shoes. I used to keep her socks upstairs and would continually have to run upstairs to fetch a pair of socks each time we left the house. I now keep all of her socks right inside the door of the garage. When we are getting ready to leave, I just have to open the door, grab a pair of socks and her shoes that are already downstairs and we're ready to go.
What could you keep in a more convenient location in your house to save you a little time?