3 quick and easy ways to declutter your entranceway

Sometimes, we don’t give our entranceways the recognition they deserve. 

Sure, they’re not comforting like bedrooms, functional like kitchens, or communal like living rooms—but they are the welcoming passages into our spaces, and first impressions are everything!

Your entry space is like a window into the rest of your home, offering a glimpse of what’s to come. 

Of course, a messy entranceway reflects a cluttered home—so it’s a great place to start your organisation journey. Take the opportunity to clean up, drop some hints about your style, and set the stage.

In this article, you’ll find some quick, easy tips for keeping your entry room spick and span.

Decluttered entrancewayPhoto by Collov Home Design on Unsplash

1. Make a checklist.

Are you ready to craft the glistening entranceway of your dreams? A quick clean-out will do wonders. 

A simple checklist will help you clear out excess clutter and make space for pieces that truly matter. If you don’t have time to make a checklist, don’t worry! We’ve saved you the trouble.

Move methodically around your foyer, clearing out:

  • Brochures, junk mail, and paperwork
  • Dated or unnecessary decor
  • Unwanted or unused hats, scarves, gloves and other accessories
  • Old or underused jumpers and jackets
  • Out-of-season pieces (pack these away and store them in your closet or under your bed)
  • Any unessential personal items
  • Shoes—more than two pairs per family member is excessive!
  • Broken or extra umbrellas

There’s an underlying theme here. If an item is old, underused, or excessive, it’s clutter! 

2. Keep essentials at eye level.

We tend to store essential items, like keys, umbrellas, and warm winter jackets in our entranceways.

Keys are infamous for their ability to missing—especially when you’re running late!

By keeping essential items at eye level (and assigning them a special place), you’re less likely to lose them. A magnetic key organiser, for example, helps you capitalise on wall space while displaying your keys within easy reach—and sight!

3. Once a week, do a 10-minute sweep.

Keeping your space clean doesn’t need to take a lot of time. Frequency is what matters.

Once a week or so, do a quick sweep of your entranceway, clearing out non-essential items, rubbish, and old mail. Make sure to check:

  • Drawers
  • Console tabletops
  • Coat closet
  • Shelving
  • Bags and purses
  • Coat pockets

Future you will beam with joy as you enter your bright, airy, and clutter-free entranceway the following day!