Spring Cleaning 101: 10 Things to Toss from Your Entryway NOW
Your fabulous foyer — or not-so-fabulous foyer — is the first thing guests see when they enter your home. It’s also where you begin and end your days. That’s why it’s 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 “what ifs” and “maybe somedays,” and only keep the things you use on the daily. Instead of cluttering up your entry with stuff you “might” use, wouldn’t 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 ’em!
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’s frayed, throw it out.
3. That Weird Raincoat That You Never Even Use in the Rain Because It’s So Ugly and Makes You Sweat But “What If…”: Nothing holds up the spring cleaning faster than the “what if’s,” 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’t wear them anymore (or never really have), it’s time to give them a chance at another life in a thrift store.