Organizing your space can be a real headache. It’s hard to know where to start! But what if you began at the front door? Coming home to a clean and well-organized entry can be energizing, instead of draining.

If you use a garage entry door for most of your in-and-out of the house trips, think about making a locker or bin system for each person in the family. This can be a great place for folks to drop their sunglasses, purses, backpacks and shoes. Even better? Build-in a permanent spot for shoes to be kept out of the way!

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Photo by Tim Crowe

Consider a wall-mounted coat rack instead of a free-standing one. You can make your own with a painted piece of trim and hooks or pegs from World Market or Hobby Lobby. Both stores have a vast array of shapes and themes to choose from. Make sure you have a peg for each family member!

Using this same technique, you can hang wire baskets from the trim and create additional space to catch used objects on the wall, rather than on the floor.

Keeping your entry ways free of clutter is good for the soul as well as the mind.