21-day challenge: The entry way

As you know, we are currently doing the 21-day challenge, where you focus on decluttering and organizing a different area of your home.

We lack a mudroom, so our small entry is all we have. It is a nice space, but not well utilized.

The table is nice but it catches EVERYTHING! The baskets are nice but also catch everything. 

They used to have a clear cut purpose but then we just started cramming stuff in them. 

See what I mean? Organizing this area took exactly ten minutes. I emptied both baskets and put things in the following three piles: put away, throw away, and belongs here. 

I designated one basket for going out items, that we commonly need when we are walking out the door. 

The yellow folder houses my daughter’s school papers, so I made that basket a “homework basket.”

I wasn’t too crazy about the cloth baskets once I got them, and I’m still not satisfied with these cubes. 

I also have plans for this area:

Why not use this as a little coat rack area?

I’m diggin’ any of these ideas:

Since the 21-day challenge is more about organizing than revamping spaces, I’m putting my focus on decluttering. 

But I can’t wait to show you my New and improved entryway next month. 

In the meantime, here are the before and afters:

Don’t forget you too can participate in the 21-day challenge! Just use the hashtag #ons21daychallenge! Here’s what’s coming up next:

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