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How to Make Your Entryway Winter Friendly

Posted by on January 14th, 2013

Winter Home | Guarantee Green BlogThe entryway is the first part of a house that anyone sees when they first walk into the house. It’s also the first place that kids, pets, friends and family toss their coats and kick off their wet shoes and track mud through when they come home at the end of the day. If you’re sick of your entryway looking like a tornado just blew through your home, then it’s time to get organized!

Start off by clearing the entryway of any non winter items. If you have a closet full of swimming pool toys and winter scarves make sure only to store seasonal items. By removing summer items, you’ll have plenty of more space for storing shoes, bags, coats and gloves.

Getting a coat rack, or door hanger for coats will give kids a place to quickly hang up their coat instead of tossing it on the floor. Even if you do have a large, entryway closet for storing coats, most kids won’t be bothered to hang up the coat. Also, wet coats stuffed into a dark closet could get mildewy.

A small shoe rack makes a great place for wet, muddy, snowy boots. Get a rack with extra shelves, and the upper shelves can be used to store backpacks and bags.

The best addition to a winter friendly entry way is a sturdy, winter area rug. A simple, dark, throw rug makes a great decoration, as well as a useful way to stop dirt in it’s tracks. An inexpensive area rug can be easily cleaned and stored in the summer, and it will save your floors from a constant barrage of slushy muck ruining your floors!

Make your entryway winter friendly, and open your door to a happier home.

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