Alejandra Castillo made a video about this topic. I absolutely agree 100 % that this a necessary area. I believe everyone needs a “In & Out ” area.Check out her video here.
- Returns to the store
- Borrowed items from friends or family
- Items I need to take back to work etc…
- Packages to mail
- Donations to drop off
Anything that will not be stored in your home permanently. These are usually the items that end up landing on the back of a chair, the door knob or floor if there is no other place to place things. I usually advise for this area to live in the garage or closest to the door you enter & exit through.
If you enter your garage I recommend something like this to catch everything:
that way your entrance can be more decorative like this:
But if you enter through the front door I recommend function over aesthetics. This means you will want lots of matching Bins for things like scarves, gloves, hats etc….
Take a look at my organized Entry Way Pinterest Board