Your entryway always ends up the victim of clutter and wet floors during the winter season with boots, coats, hats, and more. Your winter things not only make your entryway messy but also make it a likely location for slips and other accidents, as well as for warped or broken floors.
So how do you keep your entryway dry, clean, and organized this winter? Shawn Gauthier of Houzz suggests the following tips to keep your winter gear from mucking up your entryway:
1. Create open storage in your entryway or mud room that provides good ventilation for your wet items and lets you see, get, and return your things easily;
2. Make your entryway or mudroom storage more efficient by making divisions and assigning one to each member of your household;
3. Use containers, such as bins and baskets, in your open shelves to organize your winter gear better;
4. Installs hooks that can let you hang just about anything, such as coats, hats, scarves, and even dog leashes;
5. Include a rug and a tray outside your door to help catch snow from boots before you enter your home;
6. Opt for tile to protect your floor from the constant wetness that can eventually destroy other types of flooring;
7. Consider installing a boot dryer that can also be used to dry hats and gloves; and
8. De-clutter your entryway storage by giving away unneeded winter gear.
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