Controlling the clutter at the entrance to your home can be a nightmare.
- Place hooks low enough that everyone can hang up his or her own coats, sweaters, and jackets.
- Establish a space that can be reached without help for each person’s backpack or gym bag. This could be a shelf, cupboard or hook.
- Have enough space near the entrance for shoes that are used regularly. Buy stackable shoe racks and use vertical space efficiently. Footwear worn occasionally should be stored elsewhere and brought out as needed.
- Have a place for seasonal hats, gloves and scarves. A hanging shoe organizer is ideal for this purpose. Put regularly-worn hats, scarves and pairs of gloves into the pockets, where you can easily see each item and quickly select what you need. Storing hats, mitts and scarves directly with a jacket also helps to keep everything together.