Whether you have a foyer, a mudroom or a barely-there entryway, it’s the last place in your home that needs to fall prey to clutter and disorganization, which can be especially bad news if you’re trying to sell your home.
Are you making the most of your entryway?
Entryway Organization Tip #1: Tame the Shoes
In most homes, shoes take up a significant amount of floor space near the door.
A rubber mat may be enough to keep your shoes off the floor, particularly for small families or if you have a large front closet. If not, you may need to go vertical. Storage cubbies are nice, particularly with a bench top. If space is limited, shoes can go into a tall, slim set of storage cubes.
Ideally, though, you’ll stash away the shoes in a closet when it’s time for a showing. There’s a big difference between a home that appears lived-in and a home that’s staged properly.
Entryway Organization Tip #2: Give Your Outerwear a Home
Again, a closet can be a huge help here. However, you may still want a convenient place to hang coats, hats and scarves quickly and easily. If you have the floor space, a sturdy coat rack may be the perfect solution… but don’t leave off-season outerwear on it.
In smaller entryways, go for a wall-mounted bracket with hooks or pegs. Add a shelf above the pegs and your hats, gloves and other gear will have homes too.
Entryway Organization Tip #3: Mail, Keys and Pocket Items Need to Be Put Away
Clothing isn’t the only thing that tends to collect in foyers and entryways. A console table or other small piece of furniture can be a big help in keeping this area neat and functional. Drawers are a huge plus, so you can store wallets, purses and other items out of sight. A mail sorter and valet tray on the table can keep things neat, perhaps on either side of a plant or a vase of flowers.
Limited space? Find an attractive key hook and mail caddy that mounts to the wall or to the back of your door. Small, decorative wall shelves can hold pocket items if you don’t have space for a console table. Whatever you choose, keeping things neat is the best way to set a good first impression with potential buyers.
Are You Selling Your Home in Grand Junction?
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