Solve Your Storage Problems Once and for All
Here is a smart strategy from All You to beat clutter in your family's favorite dumping ground -- the entryway -- by outfitting the space with the right organizing and storage gear.
Space for the Family
Adapt an armoire and shelving unit to make separate areas for kids' stuff and grown-ups' stuff. Carve out space for a small bench, and hide bulky items behind closed doors.
Out-of-season bins: Put hats, gloves, and scarves in pretty baskets or boxes on top of the armoire and bookcase. Divide the baskets by family member so it'll be easy to find each person's stuff.
Children's shoe space: Store your kids' shoes in bins you can tuck under the bench. Designate one for each child.
Family staging area: Personalize the outside of an armoire with chalkboard film and cork to create a message spot where everyone can check the calendar and then pack what's needed for the day's activities.
Adult coat and shoe storage: Use a divided armoire to hang adults' coats and to stash shoes and slippers.