Know How to Make an Entrance: Tips to Declutter Your Front Entry

    Because we generally don’t spend much time in this space, it is often overlooked and prone to accumulating clutter. The entryway is the first part of your home that guests see, so be sure to make a good impression! Before the winter months hit and there are boots, coats and mittens being thrown around, make sure your space is ready to organize that clutter.


    Minimize what you keep in your entryway. Cutting out clutter not only makes the entryway more aesthetically pleasing, but also makes it easier to find things when you’re rushing out the door! It’s best to keep what items you can in other places of your home, and switch out what is readily available in the entryway from season to season. Start by doing an in-depth declutter of the items currently in your entryway. Donate and toss what you can before you begin to get a better sense of what needs to be organized. For a convenient way to dispose of old materials, consider a residential-friendly bin rental. Click here to get a quote!
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Thin furniture and storage are usually best for entryways. Leaving as much space open as possible makes the space appear larger, and gives you more room to come in and out. Ikea has many great pieces specifically designed for tight spaces, including both benches and wall-mounted storage. 

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Baskets are perfect for entryways; they can make clutter disappear, add to the decoration of a space, and organize your things! Whether just one small basket on a counter or bench, or as a set, baskets are always a functional and stylish addition.

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No space for a table? A picture ledge or shelf will do! Landing strips don’t need to be very large, as long as you have a space to off-load your keys, sunglasses, mail, etc. It is also key to keep flat surfaces clutter free, so keep some small dishes or baskets nearby to hide any clutter that might accumulate. 

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Take advantage of wall space! For both stylish additions, as well as storage systems or hooks. Be careful not to overload any hooks you might have on the wall, as they can become an eyesore when piled with coats. 

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