Your entryway is the first thing you and your guests see when entering your home, and it sets the tone for the rest of your space. An organized entryway not only makes a great first impression but also makes your daily routine smoother. No one likes to rummage through a cluttered space searching for keys or misplacing important items. If you’re looking to create a more organized and welcoming entryway, here are five simple tips to get you started.

5 Simple Tips for an Organized Entryway

Welcome to my Year Long Thorough Declutter Series. We declutter 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Each day we do a daily task based on the room we are working on. Today, our task is to start decluttering your clutter in your entryway. If you prefer watching videos, check out my youtube channel here. Today, we’ll look at some tips for decluttering your umbrellas in your entryway.

The best way to develop a new habit is by slowly and daily application. We will begin a new daily declutter habit starting with the 2nd bathroom. In the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series, we will declutter 30 minutes a day, five days a week on weekdays. Sign up to receive daily encouragement and motivation.

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Plus, you’ll learn your specific daily task to work toward completing the goal of a Year Long Thorough Declutter where you will declutter every space and learn how to start to purge your house. Are you ready to finally get organized? If so, will you join us? Leave a comment below to subscribe.

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Currently we are working on how to unclutter the Entryway, Foyer, & Mudroom. The daily task for today, Nov. 9, 2023, is to begin to declutter umbrellas shoes in your entryway. Remember, we are focusing on just the entryway area, so don’t declutter your whole house. We will cover each room separately.

5 Simple Tips for an Organized Entryway

5 Simple Tips for an Organized Entryway

1. Declutter and Simplify

The first step to an organized entryway is decluttering. Go through the items in your entryway and get rid of things you no longer need. This includes old shoes, worn-out umbrellas, and any other items that have accumulated over time. Only keep what you use regularly or what serves a practical purpose in your entryway. Don’t forget to sort and store seasonal items separately, like coats and boots.

2. Invest in Smart Storage Solutions

Once you’ve decluttered, invest in smart storage solutions to keep your entryway tidy. Consider adding a shoe rack, hooks for coats and bags, and a small table or shelf to hold keys, mail, and other essentials. If space is limited, wall-mounted storage options can be a great choice. Look for storage solutions that not only help keep things organized but also complement your home’s decor.

3. Create a Catch-All Station

Designate a specific area in your entryway as a catch-all station. This is where you’ll place items like keys, mail, and other daily essentials. Having a designated spot for these items will make it easier to grab what you need as you head out the door. You can use a decorative tray, a small bowl, or a wall-mounted organizer to keep these items in one place.

4. Label and Sort

Labeling and sorting go a long way in maintaining an organized entryway. Use labels for baskets, bins, or hooks to help family members and guests know where things belong. Sort items by category, such as shoes, coats, bags, and mail. This makes it easy for everyone to find what they need quickly and helps prevent clutter from piling up.

5. Personalize and Decorate

Your entryway should reflect your style and personality. Personalize the space with decor that makes you feel welcome and at home. Add a decorative mirror to make the space feel larger and to check your appearance before leaving. Consider adding artwork, a stylish rug, or a vase of fresh flowers to make the entryway inviting. By adding personal touches, you’ll be more inclined to keep the space organized and well-maintained.

5 Simple Tips for an Organized Entryway

An organized entryway not only makes your life more convenient but also creates a positive first impression for anyone who visits your home. Follow these five simple tips, and you’ll be well on your way to an entryway that’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Enjoy the benefits of a clutter-free, welcoming space that sets the tone for the rest of your home.

Steps to Take & Expert Tips for an Organized Entryway

1.Only spend time on your specific daily task. 

2.Do not get side-tracked or distracted. 

3.Work within a time of day that you have the most energy and stamina. This is one of the most useful declutter motivation tips. Listen to your body and work at decluttering when you feel the most alert and energized.

4.Avoid thinking too long about whether to keep or discard an item. This is one specific way for How to Be Ruthless When Decluttering.

5.Avoid cleaning during your declutter. The goal is to purge the dead weight. Getting rid of the clutter is your priority. Cleaning can be accomplished later. Read on for more declutter motivation tips and my room specific deep clean checklist, though, as you will begin cleaning after your declutter.

High Impact Decluttering Tips for an Organized Entryway

Supplies Needed:

1. boxes -preferably ones you can donate (Avoid plastic storage bins because you may be tempted to just store the items and not part with them.)1. boxes -preferably ones you can donate (Avoid plastic storage bins because you may be tempted to just store the items and not part with them.)

2. sturdy trash bags

3. marker/pen to label boxes

Decluttering Tip: Avoid using storage bins to declutter. Storage bins tend to tell your brain to “store” the items for later. That is just delaying decisions. If you aren’t getting rid of items when you declutter, you are not truly decluttering. This is why I recommend a trash bag, also. A trash bag tells your brain to “trash” the item.

Obviously, recycle if you have that option. The boxes you use should be ones you are willing to part with, so I recommend sturdy cardboard boxes. As to donations, there are many charities that will come pick up your items for you at your home.

I use one in particular where you can book an appointment for pick-up online. This is so convenient, as it saves you the hassle of hauling stuff away yourself. Scheduling that pick-up also motivates you to declutter by a certain date.

Expert Ways & Tips for an Organized Entryway

1. Start by eliminating trash first- use a sturdy trash bag

2. Sort items by category if needed so you can see what you have

3.Get rid of items that don’t work or that work poorly, expired items, anything you don’t love, anything that you’ll never use again

4. Box up the donations and trash/recycle the rest

5.Select a charity to donate your items and schedule the pick-up if that is an option

5 Simple Tips for an Organized Entryway

How Do You Declutter Your Entire House (and get it deep clean?): Need to deep clean?

First, My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.

Second, My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.

Third, My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.

Fourth, My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.

Fifth, My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.

You can get your printable Daily Housekeeping Routine and Deep Cleaning Your House Schedule here. This 15 page printable kit is delivered digitally to your email for you to print and personalize. What Does a Deep Clean Include? It includes a daily schedule, calendar pages, and deep cleaning checklists for every room and area of your home. Check out the link above to see a sample page of what you’ll get in my printable set designed to help you create your personal Homemaking Checklist.

Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can find that here.

New to deemiddleton.com and don’t know where to start? I recommend going in this order:

Step 1: Check out this post on the 1st step you should take to get organized. If you don’t have a calendar, you can grab my free weekly printable calendar page here. It is in my shopify store, but it is totally free, so you won’t be prompted to put in any payment information. It is a free download and will be delivered straight to your email.

Step 2: Create a daily Housekeeping Schedule. You can use this series to start to set up your own schedule. You can also use this simplified weekly schedule.If you often ask: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Or, if you struggle to get organized and have tried and failed time and again, you can likely find out which of these 11 reasons cause you to fail to get organized.

Step 3:   How do you remove clutter? How Do You Declutter Your Home?.…Sign up for the Declutter Series and get your entire home decluttered in just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.”Declutter Your Home” checklists are provided in each email.

Step 4: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Use a timer and use the Deep Cleaning Checklists above. They will help you get your home sparkling after you’ve decluttered. 

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