One of the most common sources of clutter in high-use areas is the pile-up of shoes. We walk in, step out of our shoes, and then leave them there. Even when we have bins, drawers, and closets, we seem to resist putting shoes completely away in the moment. After all, we are going to be putting them back on soon, so why bother?
The good news is that clearing away shoes is a simple job that has a big impact. At the end of the day, grab shoes and put them where they belong. Everyday shoes may live in the mudroom or a bin near the door, while “specialty” shoes (e.g. dressy shoes) should go back to the bedroom closet. Muddy shoes like cleats and boots can be kept in the garage or on a tray in a closet or hallway.
Putting shoes away is easy – even children can do it. So, get the kids involved! This one simple daily habit will greatly improve both the look and function of your entry.
Do you have a pileup of shoes in your entry? Will you try putting shoes away once a day?