Entryway Storage & Organizing Success In 4 Easy Steps

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Looking for entryway storage and entryway furniture ideas? You've come to the right place!

Entryway organization is vital to peace of mind, because this is the area you see right before you leave your home and it's the first thing you see when you come in.

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Entryways are prone to becoming dumping grounds that swallow keys, wallets, cell phones and other important items whole!

Avoid this type of catastrophe and improve the efficiency of your leaving-the-house routine by getting organized.

Check out the entryway organizing process outlined and the entryway storage products recommended below to get started. Enjoy!

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Entryway Storage: The Organizing Process

Utilize the general organizing procedure of purge, sort and store, and apply it when organizing the entryway.


• Start by going through your entryway. Pick up one item at a time and decide if it is worth keeping.

• In order to do this, ask yourself appropriate questions (i.e. Is it expired? Is it still usable?).

• As you make decisions, put the item in the corresponding pile, bag or box - Keep, Distribute Around The House, Recycle, Trash.

• Take out the trash and distribute the items around the house. This is a very important small space living fundamental: ONLY KEEP THINGS IN THE ENTRYWAY THAT ARE USED IN THE ENTRYWAY. Rid this dumping ground of excess clutter and you'll see a huge, immediate difference!


• Now that you've gotten rid of the unnecessary items, separate what's left into categories (i.e. dog walking supplies, keys, shoes, sunscreens and lip balms, umbrellas and rain gear, and so on). This way you can see what and how much you have.


• Entryways are usually low on space. Maximize the small room design by putting a narrow piece of furniture by the door.

• If you have a skinny table by the door, then think about putting baskets underneath it to store entryway items.

• If you have a narrow piece of furniture with doors or drawers, then utilize the space inside to store entryway items.

• Entryway closets tend to be narrow, so do some small closet organization and reserve this space for things appropriate to the season (i.e. raincoats and straw hats in the summer; heavy coats, gloves, scarves in the winter; umbrellas and dog walking supplies all year).

• See the products recommended below!


• Doing things immediately is a great practice for the entryway and decluttering your home. For example, when you walk in, put your keys on the hook or in the bowl and you're done. Now you can always find your keys, and the entryway stays organized.

• A few times a year, do an entryway purge session to get rid of anything unusable, distribute items around the house, and so on.

Entryway Storage Products & Entryway Furniture

Entryway organizing products are great for maximizing the space and adding efficiency to the tasks performed in this small area on a regular basis.

Small Baskets - a Favorite for Entryway Storage
Little decorative baskets or open bins are great for spiffing up the entryway and also for keeping it organized. Utilize them to hold keys, phones, and other small items that end up in the entryway.

Entryway Storage Bench

An entryway storage bench is fabulous. Sit down, put on your shoes, and store items inside!

Entryway furniture like tables usually need to be narrow. These are stylish and functional. Take a look!

A rack of hooks is almost always useful in an entryway. Hang keys, dog leashes and more!

Coat Rack Bench

Don't have an entryway closet? A coat rack bench like this serves many purposes - holds coats, has storage and provides seating when putting shoes on. Very cool!

Entryway Bench w/ Shoe Cubbies

This storage bench has shoe cubbies, which is a great way to provide a home for the shoes that tend to pile up in the entryway.

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