Perhaps you don't have time to read books but you do read magazines. Are your magazines stacked on top of the chair? Here is an idea! A DIY (or have soeone make it for you) pallet magazine holder. Paint it to match your decor.
DIY rustic entryway coat rack - A super simple way to create organization in any size entryway or mud room! Incorporate dog/pup inspired organization items and put beside front door or entry (if mudroom ever becomes an entry).