"Your entryway is the first and last room your guests see, so creating a welcoming and memorable space is key. An entryway is more than a simple doorway; it’s the space where the transition is made from the exterior, public world to the interior, private world. The entry or foyer also offers visitors the first view of your home, so its significance is greater than its size. "
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Let´s get to work!
Day 1: The house keys. Designate a place where all the family can leave their house keys. If you look carefully you will see a silver box on our mantelpiece, that is my place to leave my keys when I come in. :)
Day 2: The car keys. This is specially important if several persons drive the same car. Running around the house looking for possible places where the keys might be is not the best way to start your day.
Day 3: The wallet. Trays work very well for this. Dump the wallet and credit cards here and you won´t have to look through purses and pockets for them.
Day 5: random stuff. We all have this. Random bits of paper with lists and phone numbers. Hair bands, bubble gum packets, sun glasses, water bottles ...
This is where it gets tricky because we are dealing with family habits that might prove hard to break but there is hope. ;)
First we need to go through what is already there. We throw out what we can. Eg: write all the phone numbers in your address book and discard the paper scraps.
And we find a home for the other things. If you don´t know where somebody else´s things go take them to their room. They (or maybe be you) will deal with that later.
From this point onwards your new mantra is "Don´t put it down, put it away". Use it for yourself and sweetly ask the others to help you on this as well. You can do it. They can do it. Make it into a game, time the process, make up songs, whatever makes it fun (or challenging for those who like the thrill) for all involved.
Day 7: your day off.