4 Tips for Maintaining a Tidy Entryway

4 Tips for Maintaining a Tidy Entryway

Your entryway is the first room to welcome you home after a long day. It also serves as a sort of first impression when guests enter your home. Because of this, your foyer should anticipate your needs as soon as you come through the door and create an inviting feeling.

A clean home can inspire clear thoughts and more focus in everyday life. When it comes to keeping any area of your home neat and tidy, regular maintenance is key.

Whether you’re a family of two or ten, your front hall is bound to show signs of use, but these simple tips that will help in maintaining a tidy entryway every day.

 

1. Use a Welcome Mat

A doormat is a friendly way to welcome people into your home, especially since it offers a proper place to leave dirty shoes or to wipe guests’ feet. It acts as the first line of defense against dirt, debris, and other outside materials being tracked through your home. This means a tidy entryway, as well as less cleanup for you. A welcome mat can be used inside or outside the home for optimal cleanliness.

2. Organize your Entryway

Organizing your entryway will ensure everything you need will be ready for you when you get home. This often includes a place to sit, a console table and some form of storage. A chair or bench will give you a place to sit while you take shoes off or on, while a console table will hold essential items and décor, such as a catch-all bowl for your keys and a letter organizer for your mail.

De-cluttering is also essential for organization. Your shoe collection is amazing, but that doesn’t mean you need 10 pairs waiting for you by the door!

3. Bring on the Storage

Stylish storage is a must-have for the entryway of any home. Opt for trendy metal or wicker containers where your family can drop in backpacks, sweaters, hats, and scarves, or simply use your hall closet, if applicable. Shoe racks are also convenient for stacking shoes in an orderly manner if you have plenty of people in your home.

4. Weekly Cleaning

No matter how thoroughly you organize your foyer, you still can’t escape the inevitable – the big clean! Our last tip for maintaining a tidy entryway is to do a regular weekly clean that involve dusting, sweeping, spot-mopping, and putting lost items back where they belong.

Keeping up with these simple tips and tricks takes only a few minutes out of the day and will help you to maintain a tidy entryway that’s perfect for welcoming guests!

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