Going back to the conversation of irrational pet peeves, one more home habit that I simply can't stand is to when cabinet and furniture doors are left open. I read a book about organizing once that discussed how disorganized people leave kitchen cabinets and other household doors open because they have a tendency not to follow through completely with their actions (like putting away the dishes).
It's one thing to naturally be messy, but there's one way to prevent doors left open: omit them altogether. In the kitchen, get open shelving. And in the living room, make sure your television console is remote-control friendly so that you don't need to open a console door (and leave it wide open) every time you want to change the channel or play a DVD. To that end, I've rounded up five beautiful television consoles for you that are also remote-control friendly. Come check them out!