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Oh how I love Better Homes and Gardens! I found this great article on how to stay organized in your home- it gave some great tips and tricks!
One thing that it suggested is start with the entry way to your home! Starting with the entry way will be really beneficial and help to keep the reat of your home neat and organized! In the picture above there are several different things that will help to organize and declutter the entry way...
First: baskets!! Keeping differen baskets like this will allow for smaller items to be put somewhere. We all have those things in our homes that dont technically have a place to go, so they end up in random places! In my house these baskets would come in handy for dog toys, the dogs leash and harness, mail, running gear- Ipod holder, headphones etc. Of course everyone has different needs, so be creative and use them for whatever you may need!
Second: Hooks! This one will come in handy if you dont have a coat closet- well even if you do, this might be of use! Instead of throwing jackets and sweatshirts on a chair or other piece of furniture, having a designated place to hang them is a great idea. My husband and I do have some hooks by our front door and we hang our rain jackets there!
Third: A Bench! Having a bench by the front door will encourage people to remove their shoes before they walk into the rest of the house! It may also be a good idea to have a basket to put the shoes in!
*picture is not mine- see source link below*