Friday, August 29, 2008

Organized Entryway

roundup.jpg picture by Orgjunkie

This month's Monthly Organizing Round-Up challenge is to organize our entryways. I realize that this sort of thing may bore some of you out there, but to organizing freaks like me, this is a good time. Sad, but true.

The best part of the organizing round-up is that it gives me a specific area to work on and a time limit. I'm an organizing freak, yes, but I'm also a procrastinator. In our house we like to joke about the book that I bought many years ago, Procrastination and How to Conquer It. Well . . . I haven't read it yet. I'm not making this up either. It's pathetic.

Anyway, back to my topic. Here's our itty bitty little entryway. When you walk in our front door, hey, you're right there in our living room. What a time saver.

If you don't like coat hooks out in the open, close your eyes.

We have a little closet in our entryway that serves as a coat closet and a utility closet. Since Peanut Head built shelves and cubbies years ago, it works quite well for us. He's a handy guy to have around, let me tell you.

We have two rows of coat hooks, one up high for big people, and one low for the ankle biters. Peanut Head used two different types of hooks and staggered them, which really bugs me because of my symmetry issues and all, but he was making them so I didn't have the control. He always likes to be different, and believe me, he is.

Here's different angled view to better see the cubbies. The long blue thing hanging on the left is my flag organizer. It's hanging on a hook just inside the door.

Here's a close-up of the cubbies. We pretty much just keep our winter stuff in there--scarves, gloves, hat, masks, avalanche beacons. Hey, it's Idaho.

Peanut Head also put two shelves on top. The first one I can reach just fine on my tippy toes and it has our snowman kit, mop pads, vacuum bags, and video camera on it. Stuff I need. Up on top is the air mattress for the guests we don't want overstaying their welcome and the girls' Christmas ornaments.

Thanks for stopping by to peek inside my house. If you want to see more of my organizing projects, click here. For more entryways, go to Organizing Junkie.


  1. yes, you really are an organizing junkie! no clutter at all! wonder how the girlies manage to keep their bedroom organized...


  2. that is an awesome organization job. so cool!

  3. This looks great! I really like the little cubbies in the closet that your husband built. They look perfect for those small things that need stored.

  4. I'm really enjoying seeing how everyone organizes the winter paraphernalia. Thanks for posting this!

  5. This has to be so quick and easy for the kids on their way out the door to school!

  6. I really like your space. It looks great.