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5 Ways to Organize Your Entryway

Whether you’re returning from a long day at the office or welcoming friends into your home, the entryway is the first thing that greets you (and your guests) upon walking in your house. A few simple updates can create an inviting, organized area to lead into the rest of your dwelling. With a little inspiration, it’s easy to upgrade the entryway in your abode. Here are five tips to get your organizational juices flowing.

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  1. Add storage space on walls. Placing hooks for jackets on the wall in your entryway makes it easy to keep things organized. Hang a few close to the door for convenient loading and unloading on your way in and out of the house. If you have small kids, be sure to install the hooks at a height appropriate for both children and adults.
  2. Make it multipurpose. The entrance to your house may not be very large, but by using storage units as multipurpose spaces, you can maintain order and also open an area up. For instance, the bench you use while changing shoes can easily double as a mini storage unit by placing a shoe rack underneath it.
  3. Find a place to store mail and keys. By adding a small rack to hold your most used items, you’ll never wonder where you put your keys again. Hang key rings and umbrellas or store mail and phone chargers on a holder near the door, and misplaced belongings will soon become a thing of the past.
  4. Accessorize with moveable storage bins. From sports equipment, like bats, soccer balls and tennis rackets, to seasonable wardrobes, such as mittens, scarves and hats, the entryway can fill up quickly. Tubs, containers and baskets are simple organization tools that give large and small rooms alike an aesthetically pleasing, structured look and feel.
  5. Choose the right shelving unit. Whether you’re designing or redesigning the entryway in your home, consider your shelving needs. Open shelving units are great for easy access to well-loved and much-used belongings. On the other hand, closed-door shelving is perfect for bulky items and those that are less frequently used.  

Upgrading your entryway doesn’t have to be difficult. By implementing these five tips, you can create your own organized entrance. 

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