As soon as the kids started wearing shoes on their adorable fat little feet, I started keeping a shoe basket. I keep it on the floor by their door. It keeps their shoes in one place and its accessible.
When we hit the front door the kids take their shoes off and march to their room. They know they need to take their shoes to their shoe basket in their room. It an easy task that they can fill good completing. It also gives mama one less thing to pick up...and that works for this mama!