I finally took pictures of the foyer that went through the declutter process a couple of weeks back. Here are the results!
I cleared off the shelf of the coat hook and put everything in the closet. I left out only those jackets we wear often. Tools were put in the tool chest, bumper stickers were put on the vehicles, water bowl and towels were put in the truck for pet travel.
Leashes, flash light, and doggie trash bags were all collected into a basket on the bottom of the table. Room was made in the coat closet for the vacuum and reusable grocery bags.
I purchased two small baskets ($1 for both at the dollar store). All the extension cords were put into one and the sunblock, bug repellant, etc. were put in the other. I put all the old scarves, hats, and gloves we no longer use in the garage for a yard sale. Chaps, flag, and Willow’s sweater were folded and stacked neatly next to the hand held vac.
Although it doesn’t look like it was uncluttered, it was. I cleared everything out of the bottom of the closet except for our motorcycle boots, which made room for the vacuum. 2 coats were listed for sale on eBay and 4 put in the garage for the yard sale.
As were don’t have a broom closet, the coat closet is where we keep the brooms and mops. I put hooks on the walls to hang everything. It keeps everything in its place and makes it easier to get the vacuum in and out.
Hooks were also added to the inside of the door to hang our hats and the reusable grocery bags. I love those new hooks that don’t need to be screwed in and can be taken down easily!
As the bench was serving no purpose except holding the dog leashes and hiding things under, it was put in the yard sale pile. Shoes were dumped into the shoe basket, leashes in the leash basket, and Pocket’s carrier was put in the garage for storage, as we rarely use it. Our whole entry way looks so much bigger now!
As you can tell, I love making use of baskets, both decorative and storage. They are a great place to gather like things and keep them organized. Now, when we need sunblock, we don’t have to look in 3 or 4 different places. It’s all in the same basket. Extension cords are easy to find, we know where our shoes are, and everything need to take Willow for a walk, day or night, is in one place.
One area down, 15 more to go on the decluttering list!