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Des Moines Parent 10 Week Home Organization Challenge – Week 6 – Entryway

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Des Moines Parent 10 Week Home Organization Challenge – Week 6 – Entryway

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Being organized as a parent can help lead to a stress free life, save time, help create new space and teach your children how to be organized.  Do you need some help in this area?  Join us in our 10 week Home Organization Challenge.  We provide 10 weeks of home organization that you can do along with us to help declutter, organize and reclaim your home.  Follow the entire challenge here and on Pinterest.

Our entryway always seemed to be cluttered up with shoes, coats, sweatshirts, bags and other junk.  It looked bad, was causing me to trip and was driving my wife crazy.  So we had to find a solution to organize the mess.  In our case, we decided we needed one place, close to the entryway to organize everything.  After hunting around for a while we settled on an multipurpose closet that we could add to the bathroom right off the entryway.  The great thing about the cabinet is that the doors hide all the real clutter on the inside.  We also have a new house rule that all shoes need to be placed into the closet when we come in the door.  Now our entryway problem is gone!

A view from the outside of our storage cabinet. Fit nicely into an unoccupied corner of bathroom off entryway. Covers up all the junk!
A view from the outside of our storage cabinet. Fit nicely into an unoccupied corner of bathroom off entryway. Covers up all the junk!
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Inside of cabinet. A place for adult shoes, the kids coats, misc junk, and storage boxes for the kids shoes.

Looking for more ways to organize your entryway?  Here is a great idea using a coat rack and a storage bench for storing shoes:

entryway for kids
Great way to have the kids stuff waiting to go to school.

Want to make your own, modern looking shoe rack for the entryway?  Try this

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Build your own modern looking shoe rack.

For the busy mom, perhaps a command center in the entry way.  Complete with clock and calendar.

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Clean look with Command Functionality. Message Boards, Calendar and Clock all help keep you on schedule.

About Author

Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is father to a 5 & 7 year old. In his free time he likes to read, write, run, spend time with his family and serves as a board member at Main Street Montessori School. For more of Thomas, check out his website, www.broganlist.com