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  • Mark Pattison

3 Steps to Reclaim Your Cluttered Entryway

Using a little inspiration, you can transform your entryway into an organized, inviting one!

Entryway, drop zone, mudroom, places to throw your stuff down.

Regardless of what you call it, these are often the place you drop off your keys, take off your shoes, and put down everything you need next time you leave your home.

Without a system, entryways can quickly turn to chaos. A dozen shoes piled up, a few backpacks, loads of mail, and dog essentials create clutter.

No matter the size or layout of your home, you can create an organized and welcoming entry way. Use this tips to create a high-functioning entryway in your home.

1) Make some room

It is not necessary to remodel, you can work with what you have.

Bring in a narrow console table if you have a tight hallway. You can drop off your keys and mail here. Take advantage of wall space with hooks for coats and bags so you can keep your floor clear.

If the space is really small, you could remove your coat closet door and place a small stool inside as a place to sit down as you kick of your shoes. You will still have a place to store your jackets and coats.

2) Add Function

Placing a mirror in your entry way opens up and brightens your entry way. Mirrors give an illusion of more space.

A dedicated table or space adds function as a place to store your keys, mail storage. A basket for your shoes creates a clean look.

Measure your space and add furniture that fits the style of your home. You can choose mirrors, tables, and baskets that serve as accent pieces for decorations too.

3) Leave Messages

An entry way is a great place to leave notes to your family and roommates. Leave important reminders or messages here to keep everyone connected.

By creating a customized, organized, and inviting entry way, you'll have easy access to all that you need while creating a welcoming image for your guests.

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