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tip #1 

Keep Your Entryway Current

  • If you don’t use it at least weekly, move it to another closet or let it go.  

  • Think “what do I need RIGHT now in this season of life?” 

  • Avoid long term storage in this area to prevent it from becoming crowded and chaotic. 

  • Rotate items with the season change.

Have you ever planned to go to the pool with your family and find that you are exhausted by the time you take that first plunge? 


You are digging through winter hats and shoes that are WAY too small just to find the goggles and your kids favorite diving toy? 

Ring any bells?

Chances are your entryway can use an overhaul so that summer can feel as fun as your friends IG post looks! 

Imagine... that you can easily find and grab what you need. Every minute you waste searching for something is a minute more your kiddos are fussing and pulling the rest of our house apart. AHHH!!

For a full list of tips to keep you entryway organized this summer… or for any season  - 

Grab my FREE Guide  5 Tips to Keep Your Entryway Organized for Summer… Or Any Season!

Take a Peek Behind the Scenes

Here is a recent entryway project I helped a client with!!

She is a SUPER active mom of 3 kiddos under the age of 5 and there is a lot of action in the entryway, despite having these great cubbies, it was feeling tight and stressful. 

Following the same steps as in the guide (5 Tips to Keep Your Entryway Organized for Summer… Or Any Season!) to keep her space functioning for morning departures and post park arrivals, we cleared this space and made it current leveraging all the nooks and crannies in this area. 

I shared “This space is like an airplane, we can’t waste one inch and each area needs to be clearly designated for a function”

We created a plan:

  • Remove all out-of-season gear in the upper bins

  • A place for coats, hats, shoes and gear for each kiddos

  • Extra hooks were added to leverage my favorite thing- vertical space! 

BEFORE

BEFORE

AFTER

AFTER

This space may not look that bad, but in all reality this space made this 

mom wanted to lose her mind every time she tried to get out of the door. There was so much winter stuff she was digging through in the bins! 

If your entryway is feeling a bit chaotic or you want to be prepared for the next season, check out these tips to tackle your coat and bag storage. 

And, if you want to learn more about how much I LOVE systems, check out my conversation with Sherry and John from Young House Love! Pinch me! I am still in shock that I was invited to be a guest on their podcast!!! 

PS- Feel like your house or life is a bit chaotic and could use some more organization? Well, I have something that will change the way you approach organization and how you feel when you look at that pile of papers on your countertop

This fall I am launching Life Made Simple - Virtual Organization Kits! 

Say, whhhaaaatt!! 

Yes, a step-by-step guide to organizing all of those areas in your home that make you feel stressed or overwhelmed!! From chaos to calm! Get on the waitlist to get early access and special pricing! 

This is going to be off the hook - coat hook, that is! 


Links to helpful nuggets mentioned above: 


tip #2 

Pick a bin that is proportionate to what you are going to store in it. 

I always get the question: 

What kind of bin should I use?”


And, I always say, 

“The bin should be proportionate to what you are storing.”

For example, I see parents using a 12” x 12” cube for small figures (think tiny little princess figures or Shopkins drowning in a sea of brightly colored plastic!) 

This leads to an overwhelming mound of action figures that kids either:

1-end up dumping out to find what they are looking for  (ugh!!! This makes me crazy); OR 2-they just play with only the top layer of toys leaving the bottom layer as wasted space!! 

Instead, I recommend picking a smaller bin to hold these small items. 

This helps to:

-lessen the mess 

-make it easier to find what you need- quickly. 

-increase the chance your kids will actually put their toys away!

There is a God! Ha!

Take a Peek Behind the Scenes

Here is a great example of some varying bin sizes from a recent visit with Sarah from Lashes to Lullabies. 

We did a linen closet transformation together and I couldn’t help but notice her great toy storage!


 
sarah krebs playroom.jpg
 

Small bins for smaller figures. 

Larger cubes for dolls.


So, when trying to figure out how to best to store an item- keep it proportionate. As I mentioned in the beginning...Smaller might be better in this case! :) 

Feel like your house or life is a bit chaotic and could use some more organization? 

Well, I have something that will:

  • change your life, 

  • the way you approach organization, and 

  • how you feel when you look at the pile of papers on your countertop. 

This fall I am launching LIFE MADE SIMPLE- Virtual Organization Kits! 

Yes, a step-by-step guide to organizing all those areas in your home that make you feel stressed or overwhelmed!! 

From chaos to calm! 

Get on the waitlist for early access and special pricing! It is going to be almost as good as the 1st cup of coffee in the morning...or the 3rd! Ha!

Links to helpful nuggets mentioned above: