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So last week I shared with you guys some inspirational pictures of organized entryways and what I think are the key components of an organized entry.
1.  A place to store the little things (hats, mittens, etc.)
2.  A place for shoes
3.  A place to sit down and take off those shoes
4.  A place to hang coats and umbrellas
5.  A trash can for junk mail and a place to put every thing else
6.  A mirror (hey your entryway is also an exitway - you need to look good when your leaving the house)
7.  A place to leave messages or reminders

So today - I am going to give some great example of these items so you can keep your entry organized and the clutter to a minimum!

I love these cute storage options from Ikea - either the larger one or two smaller ones for just $4.99.

Malla Storage Boxes from Ikea - $4.99

How about a basic mirror in black?  Classic, sleek, and perfect for a small space.
Room Essentials Black Mirror from Target - $14.99

Every time I see the shoe cabinets in the Ikea catalog I just really love the idea of them.  Beautiful cabinets that you can use the top like a console table and then tilt out cubbies underneath to throw shoes in!  Great idea.

Hemens Shoe Cabinet from Ikea - $99.99

How about this storage bench option?  You could could also store shoes and other necessary items in baskets underneath!
River Ridge Storage Bench from Target - $49.99
This rack of hooks is perfect for hanging coats, hats and umbrellas.
Leksvik Rack with Hooks from Ikea - $9.99

I really like this message center - white board, cork board, a place for pictures and a couple hooks!  A great multipurpose item for your entry.
Jot Memo Center from Target - $49.99

You need to have a trash can to throw junk mail and other stuff that you don't want making it any farther through your home that your door!  This one looks good and gets the job done.
Wicker Wastebasket from Walmart - $14.54

Finally how about this classic mission style console table.  Perfect place to set keys and with space for more storage underneath.
 48" wide Console Table from Home Decorators Outlet - $95

What is your most essential item to keeping your entry organized?  Or do you have a favorite from above?  I wanna know! 

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21 frugal friends said ...

Elizabeth @ Southern Comfort said... @ September 23, 2010 at 8:25 AM

I LOOOOVE the storage bench! So many possibilites for baskets filled to the brim with leashes, mittens, shoes and knick-knacks. Or, if you're us and have a cat, a place for her to hide :)

Kelsey said... @ September 23, 2010 at 12:47 PM

These are great ideas!! I actually own about five of those big flowered storage boxes from IKEA and I love them! I personally have the IKEA expedit storage unit near my front entry way for storing books as well as boxes for leashes, hats, etc...and I have a vintage dresser as my entryway table that I store my toddler's shoes in (so were not searching all over the house for them) and mail, etc. Keeping a trash can by the front door is a genius idea! Never thought of that! Thanks :)

Erin said... @ September 23, 2010 at 12:48 PM

I too would like a storage bench, but without a large entry, it isn't a possibility. Pooh! Oh well, I love the items you chose, great eye Jess!

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said... @ September 23, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Great ideas! We always fall victim to the ten pairs of shoes by the side door trap... I love that Ikea shoe cabinet!

Kate at Dream To Life said... @ September 24, 2010 at 9:38 AM

Don't you WISH we had an IKEA in TN?


Oh, My Darling said... @ September 24, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Oh my, I need this advice badly!

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Tauja said... @ January 29, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Thanks for sharing such great ideas! Our entry area is on our list of spaces to tackle so I'll certainly look into these options!! I'm new to the blogging world and have just added you to my blog list! Keep up the great work!!

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