Now that it’s getting chillier and you’re wearing lots of layers, you want to make sure you’ve got somewhere to put all those winter wardrobe essentials once you walk in the door. After all, you don’t want to be hanging coats on top of each other, stuffing your cozy scarves into boots, and tossing your purse or mail on the floor, right? Take some time to prep your entryway organization and you’ll be ready for everything the chilly season has to offer. Scroll on for 10 DIY projects that will get you sorted in no time.
1. Wood Box Wall Unit: Add some depth and color with this wall-mounted cubby system. There’s a spot for everything, including all those little things you always seem to misplace right before you head out the door. (via Ohhh Mhhh)
2. Wood Crate Storage Bench: Give your entryway bench a new purpose by adding wood crates with handles beneath. Now you don’t have to hang everything, and the kids can grab their hats and gloves without climbing on your purse. (via Vtwonen)
3. Picture Ledge & Coat Rack: In a long and narrow entryway you can’t have too much sitting on the floor, which is why hanging everything is your best option. The picture-ledge bonus makes it a great choice for this kind of layout. (via Little Green Notebook)
4. DIY Catch-All Wall Pockets: For a trendier take on the wall unit, consider leather pouches. They look just like purses, but these ones will stay by the door instead of coming with you to brunch. (via Jungalow)
5. DIY Acrylic Organizer: This DIY is the answer to your mail and flyer organization woes. The acrylic and wood are clean and fresh, and they won’t interrupt your wallpaper or paint color. (via Apartment Therapy)
6. IKEA Hack Entryway Bench: A bookshelf turned on its side becomes an instant bench with cubbies. Bright and colorful baskets act as clutter catchers and a small seat pillow completely disguises this piece of Swedish ingenuity. (via Danielle Oakey Interiors)
7. Peg Board Wall Organizer: An oversized pegboard will welcome all your storage needs as soon as you walk through the door. You can move the pegs around to capitalize on the best configuration for your sitch. (via The Merry Thought)
8. Pocket Hanging Wall Organizer: Another great idea for small/nonexistent spaces is a hanging system with file-like slots for your sunglasses, wallet, and mail. (via The Lovely Drawer)
9. IKEA Hack Wall Unit: There really is an IKEA hack for everything, including this coat tree that also supports baskets and shoes. You won’t find anything quite as cool in stores, so you better get out your drill. (via Ich Designer)
10. DIY Memo Board Key Rack: No more Post-it notes on the fridge, because now you can tell your boo about dinner plans right when they come in the door. The small hooks are ideal for keys, but a scarf or hat works too. (via A Craft in Your Day)
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