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On opening the front door, it’s not unfamiliar to find the entranceway has become a dumping zone for everything. Such as muddy shoes, muddy footprints, wet coats, umbrellas and mail. Plus don’t forget the trail of toys.

3 Tips For A Functional And Organized Hallway

The entranceway is mostly a limbo for a lot of things in your home, waiting to be moved, sorted out and stored away elsewhere.

For many busy households trying to keep on top of this can be quite a difficult task. Most assume that the main thing their hallways needs is a custom sized door mat to catch the dirt from being walked into your home.

Although this is a necessity, there is a lot more you can do to you can make your hallway more functional and organized, and here are 3 tips to get it done.

Tidy The Hallway

Before you can get to grips with how to make your hallway more organized and functional; it’s best to put everything away. Chances are the shoes and coats can be stored away in your wardrobe for now, and any mail put into the office space.

While you’re clearing things away, keep a mental note of what clutter has gathered, so that you can identify what kind of storage you need.

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Keep The Essentials

Unless you wear your wellies every day, they’re unlikely to need to be in the hallway permanently. And as the summer has been and gone and the weather gets colder, equally sandals can be packed away too.

Instead of giving yourself the task of storing away all of your items from the entrance into other rooms every single day, it may make more sense to keep your daily essentials handy.

For instance, if you generally wear the same coat and shoes every day, keeping them somewhere in the hallway may be more functional for you. Equally, if your kids need rucksacks for school every day, it may be a good idea to leave these in the hall too.

By keeping your daily essentials handy by the front door, you can avoid the risk of wasting time running up and down the stairs trying to find your things. 

Storage

For those who don’t mind their coats and shoes being on show, coat hooks and a rack for the boots will suffice. Plus it allows your things to aerate, especially when they get wet from the weather. Otherwise, if you would prefer a minimalist look in your entranceway, think about installing a tall slim cabinet to house your essential shoes and coats.

Inside the cabinet door, you can fix a paper rack to store any mail or newspapers that fall on the floor, that are waiting to be either used or recycled. Plus you can also hang a key hanging plaque to. This will keep your keys tucked safely away. Storage is a necessity for anyone wanting a functional and organized hallway.

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To save yourself from the stress that the mess in the hallway tends to cause, all you need to do is tidy up, keep your essentials handy and find some adequate storage.


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