Wouldn’t It Be Cool To Have This In Your Hallway?
A seat in the middle to put on and take off your shoes? Love the baskets on top for hats and mittens. This is the Brady 5-Piece Entryway System from Pottery Barn.
Of course I don’t have the room in my home to have this. I really have no hallway, and I don’t have a mud room. However, I am going to be making a mini one of these in my garage once we get our shed. But Dave will be building it (I also couldn’t afford this one)
Organizing needs Maintenance.
I use these cubby’s at our front entry way for a “drop zone”. But they needed some organizing in a bad way. I am in a cleaning and reorganizing mode… so I decided that instead of letting the kids go through them…. and leaving too much in them – they were getting a total dump and clean!
Each child has their own color cubby. They can use them from a drop zone (supposed to be temporary drop zone) for little things, hats, mittens etc. They routinely clean them out. But.. that has gotten a little lax lately and they were all stuffed to over flowing. Time to clean them out.
Look.. an empty pop bottle in my teenagers. I mean.. really? I guess he decided this was his temporary trash can!
It must be contagious.. because my other teenager had one too. ugh..
At least there is no trash in this one.
In come the trash bags…..
Don’t worry… I am not doing what I felt like doing… and trashing it all. That is why I used clear plastic bags. For one to tell who’s bag is who’s before I put it in their rooms. Also so that it didn’t get thrown out by accident.
I just dumped the cubby content into it’s own clear plastic bag. Then I distributed them to their rooms… and when the kids got home, they went through them.
Ahhh… so much nicer.
Doesn’t that look great? The only thing in there right now are my shooting gloves in the purple bin.
Organizing requires maintenance. Just like most any task in the house…. once is not enough. It is best if you keep up on it and not let it get out of hand… and it’s much easier to deal with.
If you let it go too long… it becomes this monster that you are scared to deal with… so it keeps growing and growing!
This is the cubby system that I have in my front hallway. I have a different color cubby for each child. I use those cubbys for all the little things that you find around the house of the kids when you are cleaning up. We also use them for hats and gloves for the kids.
My husband has a charging station on top for his cell phones and keys.
The kids have to clean out their cubbys and put away their things every week or two.
This system might not work for everyone, or may work in another area of the house rather than the front hallway. Use your imagination!