Organizing the Home Entrance
The entrance to your home is the first impression that guests receive about your lifestyle and home environment. The aesthetic appearance can start on the porch or upon entering the home. For the sake of this page and thoroughness of your home lets have first impression start at the porch. First lets analyze the purpose of the porch. A few questions to ask are What is porch used for? Is it an outdoor entertaining area, outdoor storage area, and an entry way or is it purely just an entrance? If it serves a dual purpose as an entertaining area the outdoor furniture should be placed in a manner so people are able to move about freely and access the entry without obstacle. Some people choose to make their porches more inviting by using seasonal decorations to create a welcoming ambiance. Once you have identified the purpose of the porch remove the items that do not contribute to the goal of this area. If you want to you can add items that will help enhance this area.
The entry way inside the home serves many purposes. One of its main duties is for the storage of daily use items such as shoes, jackets, purses, keys, backpacks, umbrellas, etc. It can easily become cluttered if the right storage system is not in place. The development of your entry way storage system depends on how many occupants are in the home. For a single occupancy something as simple as a shelf with hooks, coat rack, or a storage cabinet may be all that is needed. For a large family a cubby style system with hooks, bins, cubbies, shelves, and labels may work better. In the cubbies you could place smaller items such as sunglasses or hats. Furniture with built-in storage or a “bar” could be implemented for extra storage and display. You may also find the entry way a good place to create your command center with a chalkboard to leave notes, share your family’s agenda and store mail. The entry way is a good place to store what you are using on a regular basis and should be changed out for the seasons as needed. For example, you could store 1-2 pairs of shoes that you wear regularly, jackets that are seasonally appropriate, and items such as sports equipment, hats, etc. Non-seasonal items should be stored in a different area of the home such as a basement, garage, bedroom closet, extra closet, etc.
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