Winter is here in full-force, which for most people means that so is a plethora of winter gear! Hats, Mitts, Snowpants….oh my! What once was an adequate closet or entryway in the spring and summer is now bursting at the seams. For those trying to sell their home, a crowded entryway doesn’t bode well. Prospective buyers want a home that has ample storage space and great organization.
We’ve got you covered.
7 tricks for organizing your entryway:
1. Turn your closet into a mudroom, complete with hooks for coats and baskets for all those loose items that usually make a space looks disorganized
2. Hang an inexpensive over-the-door organizer on the inside of your closet door for added storage! We use this one and it’s a great space saving way to have your mittens and hats always accessible. In the summer, it’s perfect for sunglasses and flip-flops.
3. Hooks are your best friend….use them well! We love the option of adding board & batten to a small entryway with a collection of hooks along one side. This not only adds visual appeal, but also provides much needed storage.
4. Make your closet work harder. Purchase some closet organizers or build some of your own to maximize your closet’s storage space.
5. Hide those shoes! Ikea has an amazing shoe cabinet that provides a ton of storage without taking a lot of precious real estate. Personalize your shoe cabinet with some paint and new pulls and you’ll have guests thinking you spent a lot more on your entryway organization.
6. Don’t have a closet in your entryway? With a little DIY know-how and a few tools, you could build a mudroom locker to house all those backpacks and cold-winter accessories.
7. Buy or DIY a bench that doubles as shoe storage.
Got any great tips for organizing your entryway? Let us know!