Watch my YouTube video for visual examples on entry organization ideas: Both the front and back entryways in our home are rather small, so I've had to be creative to keep them organized.
My favourite small entry organization hack has got to be this IKEA Stall shoe cabinet installation. Last January, I was tired of my kids' shoes by our front door and I wanted a simple storage solution.
It doesn't take up much floor space, so it keeps our entry hall feeling open. Boot trays are an essential element for any entry in the Fall, Winter and Spring months.
Since boots won't usually fit in a shoe cabinet like the above, having a waterproof tray will keep your entry more organized and your floor dry. Not only does this create a beautiful, rustic looking tray, but the rocks help water drain from the boots and avoid puddles. To make use of a small entryway closet, add a tiered shoe rack on the bottom. Place baskets on the shelf to store accessories and other items, and put boots and shoes on the rack.
One of my favourite things to include in any entry is a small container to hold little items like keys and sunglasses. I love finding little wooden or metal containers at the dollar store for a budget-friendly addition to an entry.
The most important element of an organized entryway is to make sure your family is committed to keeping it that way. After you've put some helpful elements in place - a shoe storage solution, a boot tray, hooks etc - make sure your family knows where everything goes.