Learn the best tips for an organized entryway!
Want to create an organized entryway but do not know where to start? Today, I am sharing my tried and true tips! The entryway sets the tone for your home. It is often where shoes are, keys are dropped, and book bags are set down. If you do not have a mudroom, it can feel like this space is hard to work with. However, you can still create a beautiful and functional space even without a mudroom.
CLEAR THE CLUTTER CHALLENGE 2021
If you are just stopping by for the first time, Welcome! We are decluttering our entire home in 8 weeks. We are on Week SEVEN of the Challenge and we are organizing the entryway. For all the details of the Clear the Clutter Challenge START HERE!
CLEAR THE CLUTTER CHALLENGE WEEK-BY-WEEK
So far we have decluttered and organized three spaces in our homes! See the different spaces below!
- The Kitchen
- Organizing the Living Room
- The Master Bedroom
- The Bathrooms
- How to Organize Toys in a Bedroom
Now let’s move onto the entryway.
The Best Tips for an Organized Entryway
Create a landing zone for your keys.
Before we had a landing zone for our keys, we would spend way too much time searching for them. It was stressful. We decided to use hooks to hold our keys. It has been a great system for our family. The hooks are right by the door so we can easily hang the keys up when we come inside.
Another idea would be to use a basket on an entryway table for your keys.
Create a landing zone for jackets and masks.
When we moved into our home, the previous owner left a wall hanging that includes 5 hooks. It has been great as we each have a hook for our jackets and masks.
I highly suggest using hooks for your family because they are easy for kids to use. Since we are all wearing masks, we have found it helpful to keep our masks by the front door so we can grab them when we head out.
Use a shoe basket.
Something that has been helpful has been to have a basket by the front door for the kid’s play shoes.
Have an entryway table.
An entryway table is a simple way to add beauty to space. Usually, a skinny table works well as it is a smaller space. Our table holds some items for beauty and then a little container that can hold my husband’s wallet and anything else he needs to set in there.
Create a zone for book bags.
In the past, we used hooks for our kids’ bookbags. Now, two of the kids are homeschooled and my oldest bookbag is way too big to hang on the wall. Instead, he keeps it under the entryway table.
Determine what will work best for your family so your kids know where to put their bags.
Use a shoe rack in the front closet.
Our front closet has quickly become a mess because of shoes. We decided to get a shoe rack to put in there and it has been a gamechanger.
Keep kids’ socks in the front closet.
Our younger two keep their socks in a basket in the front closet. This has helped so much as they know where their socks are as we head out.
Determine a home for your seasonal items.
Since we live in the south, we do not have that much winter gear. I highly suggest checking out Jaclyn’s tips for this. What has worked well for us, has been to have a bin that holds gloves and hats.
What is the key for the entryway?
The key is to create landing zones for everything. Then teach your family how to use the zones. When you do this, you will keep the clutter away.
HOW TO JOIN THE 2021 CLEAR THE CLUTTER CHALLENGE
1.Sign up for the Clear the Clutter Challenge HERE.
2. Purchase the Ultimate Decluttering Guide. This 42-page Decluttering Guide is a compilation of all of the ideas and checklists from our Decluttering Challenges PLUS new additional resources. You can work at your OWN PACE. The Ultimate Decluttering Guide will help you declutter your home in a simplified way. Order HERE.
3. Follow along on Instagram for daily tips throughout the week!
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