Your Entryway Does Not Have to be a Clutter Magnet

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 

    

Dear Friends,
Take a look at your around your entryway. Is there where your launch pad is located? With some gentle reminders and training, this does not have to be a dumping ground for your family.
Some entryway areas do not have a good place for a launch pad. That is the case for my entryway. The closest place to our main door is a table. When we walk in the door, the natural tendency is to drop stuff on this table and walk away.
When we bring things into the house, it is okay to put things here, but the key is to not leave them there. You have to take a few minutes to put things away. You have to teach your family this habit as well.
If this area is a big struggle for you, start with yourself. Begin putting your things away. Then you can narrow it down to the other members of your family. When you see items laying near the entryway that does not belong, ask the owner of the items to put them away.
If you have room in your entryway for a shelf and baskets, that may help you give a “place” to some of these items. I have a coat rack near our main entryway way. It holds light jackets and several hats.
I do not have a place for coat hooks near that door, and I don’t have room for a bench. I am working with the space I have to make it usable and to not have a cluttered feel to it.
Some of you have a mud run or area that your family stops in to take of coats and shoes. Set this area up to make it easy to store these items, so you don’t end up with a pile of shoes and socks.
If you have outdoor shoes and indoor shoes, set up an area near the entryway for an easy switch of the shoes. If your family enters and exits through a garage, you can build some shelves to aid in this process.
What are some ways you have organized your main entryway and launch pad?
Your Zone Mission today is to declutter in the entryway of your home.
Your Home Blessing for today is to toss papers and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is low country boil and 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 Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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