Considering the fact that an entryway offers the first glimpse inside a home, it’s a seriously overlooked and undervalued area. Sure, your entryway might be small, sparse, dark, or narrow, but hey — it’s got major style and storage potential. After all, what do you get when you remove the piles of shoes and coats behind your front door? Glorious, wide open space. Or maybe just space — space perfect for storing and organizing everything you drop off or pick up on your way in and out of your home. Here are 15 amazing multi-purpose entryway storage hacks, solutions, and ideas that will keep your home’s first and last impression on-point.
Make smart use of a nearby closet - If you’re lucky enough to have an entryway closet in your, ahem, entryway, take advantage of it. Even the world’s smallest, most poorly designed entryway closet has room for growth — and plenty of coats. With a smart layout (and some major decluttering), you can easily maximize the space in your entryway closet to fit everything you need. Install spice racks to hold notebooks and mail. Use wall hooks to store bags, purses, and umbrellas. Store shoes in plastic drawers. And use baskets to store accessories like hats, gloves and scarves.