Having a neat and organized entryway not only makes your home feel more welcoming for guests, but can also help you to feel better when you get home after work, a play date or running errands.
One of the biggest obstacles to keeping a foyer or entryway neat is shoes. Whether your family consists of 2, 3, 4 (or more!) people and whether you each have 1, 2, 3 (or more!) pairs of shoes each, having shoes strewn around the front door contributes to a feeling of chaos and disorder.
Finding a system that keeps the shoes accessible but orderly can have a huge impact on the first impression when walking through your front door.
We keep our shoes inside the front closet in a hanging shoe organizer. Rather than hanging the organizer over the door, though, we simply tacked it to the wall itself so that the shoes are out of the way but easy to get to. Everyone knows where their shoes are, and we can get them out – and put them away – quickly!
If you’re keeping your shoes inside a coat closet anyway, there are tons of inexpensive racks and shelves that help you maximize and organize the space
If our entryway was wider, I’d love to have a bench with built in shoe storage because it combines my favorite two features – form and function. The girls currently sit on the floor to put their shoes on, but sitting requires trekking halfway across the house for my husband and I, so having a bench appeals to me!
For added style, you could also go with a shoe cabinet. With the convenient dividers on the inside, they help keep shoes organized and out of sight, and some come with additional drawers for organizing the other miscellaneous keys, mail, et cetera that you keep by the front door.
How do you organize the shoes in your front entryway? Is it a struggle to keep them need and orderly?