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Entryway Organization Ideas and Benefits

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Entryway Organization Ideas and Benefits

In many households, the home entryway can become a kind of catch-all. Mail is left there, shoes are removed and tossed there, hats, gloves, coats all end up in the entryway. Because of that, some homeowners just accept that space is going to be messy.


If your home is more organized, it looks better and chances are better that you won’t spend half your life looking frantically for lost items. Start with your entryway! How, read this guide from to find out.

  1. 1.Organize with Coat Hooks and Racks

    If your home is more organized, it looks better and chances are better that you won’t spend half your life looking frantically for lost items.

    Coats that have just been dropped on the floor or flung over a chair can make your entryway look messy fast. Coat hooks or coat racks area great way to store outerwear neatly. You can find very basic, utilitarian models in most home improvement stores. If you like, you can even look for beautiful and unique styles to suit your taste and match the rest of your home décor.

  2. 2.Add a Entryway Desk

    If you are in the habit of ditching your mail and keys anywhere after you walk in the door, you may want to consider putting a table or desk in your entryway. The right piece of furniture won’t just add beauty to this part of your home, it will help you stay organized, too. You can add a small tray for your keys, or special dividers to sort your bills and other mail. That way, you’ll know where your most important stuff is at all times.

  3. 3.Add Storage Benches to Entryway

    Look for furniture combinations, like benches that also have storage beneath them. This way, you’re not only adding extra seating to your home, you’re also adding space to ditch shoes, boots and other outerwear. Some more elaborate furniture pieces have coat hooks, a mirror (so you can check yourself out before you leave), a bench and storage underneath. If you’re handy and looking to save money, you could probably construct something simple on your own. You could also have a carpenter put together something unique just for you.

  5. 4.Fight Off Clutter

    Eliminate messes around your entryway before they start by making sure all your things have a proper “home” within your home. Make sure you and other members of your household know where their things should go, and let them know that clutter around the entryway is not acceptable. If you have small children, teach them that their coats go in the closet, lunch boxes go in the kitchen, etc. If you see anything left in the entryway, move it right away as one pair of shoes can quickly multiply into three pairs, a coat, a hat and other miscellaneous junk.


    Get a handle on messes in your home before they get out of control. You don’t have to accept the mess – be proactive; you’ll be glad you were!

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