Declutter Your Home (Starting with Your Entry Way)
I took some time this week to really evaluate where all of the clutter comes from in my place. Once I pinpointed the sources, I found that I could prevent all these instances from happening right in my entry way. If you want to declutter your home, there are a few things you can do.
Here are some ideas I found:
I like the idea of having coats and shoes out of site. If you don’t have a an entry way closet, use a wardrobe or an armoire to hold coats and shoes.
I love this idea from Martha Stewart. She uses shutters to hold cards, mail, etc. You can store reminders, invites, really any document you don’t want to file away immediately.
If you are someone like me, who has no entry way at all, find ways to create one. I love this shoe organizer from Ikea, which also doubles as a console table.
Have an “in” and “out” system for all your coming and going important documents. This is great place to organize paperwork that is strictly bills or important documents that need to be dealt with, instead of mixing all your mail together. It’s perfect for your entry way, because it forces you to deal with your mail right away, instead of placing it elsewhere to deal with later.
Another great idea is to attach wire baskets to the walls to store small items like clutches, wallets, and scarves. These items are continuously thrown all around my house.
The biggest source of clutter in my home is the small stuff: keys, earphones, cellphones, etc. Purchase a sectioned basket and label each category. In order to declutter your home, having a place for everything is key.
What are your suggestions on how to declutter your home?
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