The entryway is the first impression of your home, and an organized space not only welcomes you but also sets the tone for the entire house. Say goodbye to clutter and chaos by implementing some creative and budget-friendly do-it-yourself (DIY) entryway storage solutions. In this blog post, we’ll explore practical ideas to maximize space and keep your entryway both functional and stylish.
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 pet leashes and pet supplies in your entryway.
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Currently we are working on how to unclutter the Entryway, Foyer, & Mudroom. The daily task for today, Nov. 14, 2023, is to begin to declutter pet leashes and pet supplies 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.
Creating an Organized Oasis: DIY Entryway Storage Solutions
1. Floating Shelves for Vertical Storage: Utilize vertical space with floating shelves. Install them near the entrance to store keys, mail, and other small items. Customize the shelves with hooks underneath for hanging bags, scarves, or hats. You can also add decorative baskets to the shelves for a touch of style while keeping essentials organized.
2. DIY Bench with Hidden Storage: Create a stylish entryway bench with hidden storage by repurposing an old chest or wooden crates. Add a comfy cushion on top and use the space inside for storing shoes, umbrellas, or seasonal items. This dual-purpose solution not only provides seating but also keeps clutter out of sight.
3. Pegboard Organizer: Pegboards aren’t just for the garage. Install a pegboard near the entryway to hang keys, sunglasses, and other accessories. Customize it by painting or adding fabric for a decorative touch. Attach small baskets or shelves to hold items like gloves or dog leashes, making it a versatile and easily adjustable storage solution.
4. Repurposed Furniture: Give old furniture a new life by repurposing it into functional entryway storage. An old dresser can be transformed into a stylish shoe cabinet with a fresh coat of paint. Remove a drawer or two to create space for shoes, and use the remaining drawers for items like scarves, gloves, or hats.
5. Magnetic Key Holder: Turn a small magnetic board into a chic key holder. Attach magnets to your keys and simply stick them to the board when you come home. This simple and sleek solution ensures you never misplace your keys again.
6. DIY Wall Hooks: Craft your own decorative wall hooks using reclaimed materials or wooden dowels. Arrange them in a unique pattern on the wall to add a touch of personality to your entryway. These hooks are perfect for hanging bags, coats, and hats, keeping everything within easy reach.
7. Shoe Storage Crates: Stack wooden crates horizontally or vertically to create a DIY shoe storage solution. Paint or stain the crates to match your decor and use them to neatly organize your family’s footwear. This open and airy design prevents shoes from piling up at the entrance.
Transforming your entryway into an organized oasis doesn’t have to break the bank. With a little creativity and some DIY spirit, you can implement these storage solutions to keep your entryway clutter-free and welcoming. Choose the projects that best suit your space and style, and enjoy the satisfaction of a functional and aesthetically pleasing entryway. Say goodbye to the chaos and hello to a more organized and inviting home!
Steps to Take to Declutter & DIY Entryway Storage Hacks
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 & DIY Entryway Storage Hacks
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 DIY Entryway Storage Hacks
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
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.
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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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