Entryway Organization Eliminates Clutter

When coming home from school, work, or just an errand, everyone in the family tends to drop their coat, shoes, and backpack right at the door. For the person who has to pick up everything, this can be frustrating. There is an easy way to rectify this, organize the entryway to make it a more functional and organized space. Gerstad Builders has some decorating ideas to help create the best entry for your family.

When starting to create the perfect space, think about what your needs are. Do you need a place to hang keys, a place to hang purses, coats, a tray for shoes, and even a box to put mail?

Protect your floors:

Starting with how you want to protect your floors from dirt and grim is an excellent place to start. Incorporating a bench is a practical way to make taking off bulky winter boots less messy and more efficient. Benches are also an efficient way to organize shoe storage, but the options for shoe storage are endless. Consider a bench that has open and closed storage underneath

Keep a tray under the bench with pebbles, which will collect any dirt that drops off your family’s or visitors’ shoes. You can even pick different colors for your tray and pebbles that go with the decor of your home.

Coat organization:

Along with having a place for shoes is the convenience of jacket storage. It is easy to organize outwear from heavy winter jackets, water-repellant spring jackets, and light fall jackets if you have a front closet. Accomplishing the organization of outerwear can be done in the form of built-in closet shelves, jacket hooks, or customized bins placed on the closet shelves.

Wall elements:

Make use of the wall space that is available near the doors as well. Consider hanging a key rack that is within reach for people to hang jackets, hats, and keys. Some of the racks even have a space to put the mail, therefore keeping it all in one place so nothing is misplaced.

Using the door:

The back of the closet door is another space that some people forget about as far as organizing. Purchasing a shoe organizer to put on the back of the door is ideal for making certain items easily accessible since the pockets are very roomy.

The pockets are very roomy and will fit items such as:

  • Pet leashes
  • Mittens
  • Scarves
  • Gardening gloves
  • Shoes

All of these entryway options for storage lead to less clutter in the home. Kids will no longer have an excuse for throwing jackets on the couch, floor, or wherever they please. With an organized entryway, everything has its rightful, easily accessible space.

If you are looking for a new home builder to make all your dreams come true, look no further! Gerstad Builders has communities in McHenry, Poplar Grove, and Richmond, Illinois as well as Williams Bay, Wisconsin! Give us a call at 815-385-4495 or fill out our contact form to get started!

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