We’ve made it to Day 4! I hope you are enjoying your decluttered and organized Master Bedroom! If you missed a day, the previous day’s links are at the bottom of this post!
Today we are shifting gears away from our sleeping oasis and now going to the first place people see when they come to our homes: the entryway! The entryway doesn’t mean exactly the same thing for all of us. For me it is my front porch. Our old farmhouse only has one entrance that is used (the other goes out to our deck in the back yard). Most of you probably have a front door that company enters into. Either way, this challenge applies to all of us.
This challenge is meant to be done in under 30 minutes. I know most of you are working during the day and don’t have hours for decluttering and organizing when you get home. My best advice for working under pressure and getting the most done as possible is to set the timer and get to work!
As I said, we only use one entrance into our house and being a farmer, Jason tracks in a lot of dirt and mud. The kids use it as a dumping ground for their backpacks, coats, shoes, sporting equipment, toys, and about everything else they bring into the house.
I have to confess that I had an early start on this project on Sunday because someone in our household forgot to bring in a 12-pack of diet soda (um….me!) and it froze in our subzero temperatures, exploding all over the porch. My handy-dandy little Shop-Vac saved the day as I had to suck up all of the frozen pieces of soda that literally covered the entire floor of our porch. So part of my cleaning is already done as I’ve had to clean up part of the kids’ messes in order to clean up my mess.
But… that’s only a small portion of what I’m going to be attacking today! Today I will be focusing on our ever present problem of numerous shoes, toys, picking up gloves, hats, and stray cold weather items, and cleaning out our storage closet.
Here are some cleaning and organizing ideas for you as you work on your entryway: dust, wipe down walls, fix anything that’s broken, change light bulbs if needed, wash rugs, sweep, wash floors, remove any items that don’t belong, clean doors, and organize closets (like items with like items) For organizing your things use Mason jars for small items. For larger items use buckets, small baskets or totes. Another tip is to screw wood crates to the wall to create shoe, garden supplies, or even your handbags.
If you want to link up, snap a picture and meet back at 9 CST (or post a picture on the Facebook page). For those of you who don’t blog, leave a comment and let me know how your organizing and decluttering went in the entryway!
In case you have missed any days in this series, here they are! (Don’t worry you can jump in right where we are in the series and go back later if you want to catch up or just finish out what we’re working on with us! I’m so happy you are joining us in organizing and decluttering your home!)