Growing up, I would always take my shoes off whenever I entered the house. But I never did this in just one spot. Shoes could be found by the television, in the hallway, by my backpacks, by the step leading into our living room, by the doorway in the dining room, just wherever! My mom tried to get me to take them off in my room (novel thought!) but I never did get very good at it...and was even less adept in actually putting them in my closet!
As you can see, I still have this habit.
By the door, when I first walk in.
These came off by the ottoman, because I needed to sit down to remove them!
And these are sitting comfortably at the end of my bed. Never mind that the closet is literally one step away!