Organize Your Entrance

By catherine | February 27, 2013

Image Credit: Avery Harrison

Image Credit: Avery Harrison

Does your daily routine look a little something like this?

After a long day at work you stack the mail atop the pile from yesterday, fling the keys on the kitchen counter beneath the newspapers and set your purse on the couch? You are not alone!

Without a strategy for your daily entrance, the hurried scramble to get out of the house can often leave you frustrated and overwhelmed. Your keys are not where you thought they were.  After a lengthy search, you find them beneath yesterday’s newspaper.  Stressed and late to work-this is not the way we like to start our days, but we’ve all been there. We understand and we can help!

To streamline my daily routine, I assessed my habits and created a unique system that works for me. Start by paying close attention to your current methods in order to identify what you can do to create a more efficient system to fit your needs.

I utilized a single piece of furniture and made some clever adjustments to accommodate the items I carry on a typical day.

First, I made room for my purses in the large open cabinet underneath. I wanted to have a specific place for them which also kept them out of sight.

Image Credit: Avery Harrison

Image Credit: Avery Harrison

Next, I added a ‘catch-all’ tray for mail and other items. Trays are an easy, functional, and budget-friendly way to spice up a tabletop. Shop some of my favorites here and here!

Image Credit: Avery Harrison

Image Credit: Avery Harrison

Image Credit: Avery Harrison

Image Credit: Avery Harrison

Finally, the hardest issue to solve was what to do with my keys and sunglasses. My solution became one of my favorite parts of the puzzle. I fastened a simple key hook with multiple prongs to the cabinet’s interior. The hook holds both my keys and sunglasses. Now, both essential items are out of sight yet easy to access. This solution also has completely overhauled my morning routine.

Image credit: Avery Harrison

Image credit: Avery Harrison

Do you have any tips that help you keep your entrance organized?

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