The entryway (or foyer or whatever you want to call it) is the first thing people see when they enter your home, so it’s your best chance to make a good first impression. I haven’t had a lot to work with up to this point in my life because my entryways have consisted of a narrow hallway-type space about 3 inches wider than the door itself! The only thing that fits in that narrow space is some sort of hook system for hanging coats and bags, so that’s what I’ve done. But I’ve kind of extended the entryway into the main living area, and set up a table there with a crystal bowl that holds all of my DH’s pocket stuff (wallet, keys, phone, loose change, etc.). It’s a great system, but it needs to be kept up because over time those hooks get crowded with all kinds of different coats and bags, and the crystal bowl gets full of, well, junk.
Whether or not you’re happy with the system you have, it needs de-cluttering periodically in order to maintain it, so that’s what we’re going to do today!
Set your timer for 10 minutes, and…
Clean out the entryway by removing any of the following:
Items that don’t belong there
Out-of-season coats or other accessories
Shoes (unless you have a method for organizing shoes there)
Return items to their various locations throughout the house, or put them in a bag (hang it on the doorknob so you’ll remember it!) to return to their rightful owner.