Don’t let your entryway get the best of you. While this room can often be a breeding ground for clutter, there are tons of ways that you can fix that with a little DIY spirit. We’ve rounded up our favorite hacks to make you entryway stylish and functional.
Make cubbies out of bookshelves
One of the best ways to make a mudroom or entryway family-friendly is to create a cubby for each person. This can easily be done using a narrow bookshelf and removing some of the shelves. Keep one or two shelves on the top and bottom for your family members to store their belongings.
Another great hack for a bookcase is to turn it on its side, creating a bench with storage underneath. A bookcase that lends itself particularly well to this project is this one from IKEA.
Use chalkboards for labels
The great thing about using chalkboards to label cubbies or other items in the entryway is that you can change them when necessary. If you have a guest staying with you, change the label on someone’s cubby and dedicate it to your guest while they stay with you. Or if you reorganize your mudroom, you can switch out the labels for new categories of items.
Create your own drop zone for keys and more
Every entryway needs a place for family members to drop keys, shoes, backpacks and more. You can customize your own drop zone by taking a simple piece of wood of any shape and size and adding hooks for keys, headphones, etc. Below it, place a waterproof mat for everyone to kick off their shoes no matter what state they’re in!
Let baskets do all the work
Baskets are a surefire way to get things put into place quickly without creating an eyesore. Use baskets in cubbies, beneath benches and by the front door so that everything you might be carrying when you come home has a place to go.
Fashion forward hooks and knobs
If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, a quick hack to get your mudroom organized is to hang hooks and knobs for people to hang their coats and accessories. However, choose hooks and knobs that reflect your personal style. You can use vintage, brass hooks or a rainbow of fun-shaped knobs.
Let your imagination run wild as you redecorate your entryway with these hacks. For more great organization and decor tips, give us a call today!
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