Your fabulous foyer 鈥 or not-so-fabulous foyer 鈥 is the first thing guests see when they enter your home. It鈥檚 also where you begin and end your days. That鈥檚 why it鈥檚 important to make sure this entry space is functional, efficient and maybe a little bit stylish too. To help you get there, we chatted with organization guru Jeffrey Phillip about how to get the most inviting (and organized!) entryway on the block. Jeffrey says that the key to a successful entryway hack is to say goodbye to 鈥渨hat ifs鈥 and 鈥渕aybe somedays,鈥 and only keep the things you use on the daily. Instead of cluttering up your entry with stuff you 鈥渕ight鈥 use, wouldn鈥檛 it be nice to make room for a new spring accessory or two? See all of the must-purge items below, and get ready to tackle this entryway spring cleaning project in the coming week.


1. Broken Umbrellas: Just toss 鈥檈m!

2. Multiple Worn Out Dog Collars and Leashes for Your *One* Dog: Your furry BFF deserves one nice collar and one nice leash. Okay, maybe two, but if it鈥檚 frayed, throw it out.

3. That Weird Raincoat That You Never Even Use in the Rain Because It鈥檚 So Ugly and Makes You Sweat But 鈥淲hat If鈥︹: Nothing holds up the spring cleaning faster than the 鈥渨hat if鈥檚,鈥 so save yourself the decision and just get rid of it.

4. Ugly and Worn Out Shoes You Mostly Love to Hate: Put aside all practical excuses and sentimental reasons for keeping those shoes and clean out space for shoes you actually do love.


5. Good-Looking Shoes That Kill Your Feet So Much You Never Wear Them: This one can be hard because cute shoes are so hard to break up with. But if you don鈥檛 wear them anymore (or never really have), it鈥檚 time to give them a chance at another life in a thrift store.

6. The Weird Hat You Got for Christmas Three Years Ago and Never Wore But Felt Bad Giving to Goodwill: Give it to Goodwill. Aunt Mae will never know.

7. That Gunky, Sticky Yoga Mat: It鈥檚 time to say namaste to the grime you鈥檝e collected over the winter and treat your toes to a nice clean yoga mat. Your yogi friends will thank you.

8. Excess Shopping Bags and 鈥淩eusable鈥 Bags: The reusable bags are great, but everyone hands them out now and the excess isn鈥檛 necessary. Pick a couple that you really like and donate the rest.

9. Disgusting Flip Flops: Last summer鈥檚 flip flops were so last summer. You know you鈥檙e going to treat yourself to a new pair in a few months anyway, so get rid of last year鈥檚 pair already.

10. Old, Broken or 鈥淧arty鈥 Specific Sunglasses: Just like the flip flops, you know you鈥檙e going to need the space when you鈥檙e tempted by 2016鈥檚 sunglasses of the year. Resist the urge to fix those broken frames, and purge your entryway from anything non-functional.

For more weekly organization inspo, make sure you鈥檙e following Jeffrey鈥檚 Instagram, and participate in his #TossItTuesdays challenge!

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