Decluttering the Entryway to Your Home

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


Dear Friends,

Your main entryway likely is a busy area in your home. It can easily become cluttered as people drop things as they come into the house. It is also where most people have their launch pad to put things they will need when they leave the house.

Take a look at your entryway today. What can you do to make it look better? If possible, have a place to hang things by the door. Consider a shoe organizer if outdoor shoes are stored in this area. You want the launch pad area to be functional and decorative.

Because of the traffic through this area, you may need to deal with a Hot Spot daily in the Entryway. That is not unusual. Observe yourself and your family as you come into the house. As you enter the house, your first inclination is to drop anything in your arms.

You will have to train yourself and your family to put things away instead of dropping them at the entry to your home. It is possible, but you will have to be consistent with reminders.

Your launch pad area is an asset to you as you go through your Before Bed Routine and put items out for the next day. If it is a cluttered area, it will not be as efficient for you.

If you find that you misplace your keys or other items that you need to leave the house, designate a place for the keys to be placed. We hang most of our keys near the launch pad area. If something comes up, and we have to leave quickly, our keys are accessible.

During the colder months of the year, you may have more things in this area than other times, especially if you have snow. So plan how this area is organized accordingly.

Tell me how the area near your main entrance looks today.

Today’s Zone Mission is to declutter the launch pad area and put stuff away.

Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.

My menu plan for Thursday is chicken and a salad.

Have a great day!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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