ENTRYWAY (The After)
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Just in time for the Near Year ... a fresh, clean and more organized entryway.
Here are a few things I did:
things that are out of season, such as bike locks, sandals, bike helmet, light jackets
anything that doesn't belong in this space
anything that is not frequently used such as "extra" scarves or bags can be put into the hall closet
remove anything outgrown or no longer used and donate
anything broken (such as umbrellas that no longer work or shoes that are falling apart)
any items in the space ...
wash mitts, hats, scarves
wipe down the inside of storage bins
wipe down coats and boots with a baby wipe or wash/dry clean
the space itself ...
spot clean any stains on stairs
vacuum mat (or replace if needed)
remove curtain and wash (or replace)
wash door window, inside and outside
wipe light switches, knobs
wipe walls and baseboards
vacuum mat and remove (or replace)
Get things up off the floor:
add racks at children's height (if applicable)
new garbage can for umbrella storage (Dollarama)
DIY white board for reminders and messages
new floor mat
cinnamon-scented pine cones (Dollarama)
you could also try ...
add a few drops of essential oil to a baby wipe or cotton ball and wipe on baseboards or on the doorway (out of reach of children/pets)
you may also want to inspect things like the door lock, knobs, hinges, door bell, rickety coat racks or hooks that need tightening, light bulbs, smoke alarms and then repair or replace as required
Now this front entryway is all ready a "fresh" start, both warmly welcoming guests as well as easing morning routines for the New Year.
From our family to yours, wishing you a Happy New Year! For more Bright and Breezy tips and inspiration check out our other blog posts or subscribe for immediate updates.