Tackling the mudroom and entrance hallway

I threw out a good many pairs of old shoes and four piles of old newspapers, dusted the shoe shelves … let’s see the befores and afters…

Hanging shopping bags, trolleys, bags ...enough to trip up anyone exiting or entering in a hurry...

Hanging shopping bags, trolleys, bags …enough to trip up anyone exiting or entering in a hurry…

 

Shoe cupboard -before

Shoe cupboard -before

After - gave shelves and shoes too,ma good wipe down. Must remember to do this more often

After – gave shelves and shoes too, a good wipe down. Note to myself: Must remember to do this more often

Hard to keep odds and ends tidy, like picnic mats, airline slippers, shoe-brushes, airsprays. Baskets do the trick.

After: Hard to keep odds and ends tidy, like picnic mats, airline slippers, shoe-brushes, airsprays. Baskets do the trick.

Overhead - baskets sort out the gloves, scarves and hats. Labeled tags keep order

Before: Overhead – baskets to sort out the gloves, scarves and hats. Labeled tags keep order

After - sorted

After –  sorted. Everything has a home

Culled stuff like the frisbee kids stopped playing with...out with the garbage

Culled stuff like the frisbee kids stopped playing with…out with the garbage. Good riddance!

After - I could improve on the decor, but will leave that project for another day. For now, will settle for a clear and uncluttered entrance hallway

After – I could improve on the decor, but will leave that project for another day. 2 baskets on the floor keep heavy use items like my rose pruners and string handy, but tidy. For now, will settle for a clear and uncluttered entrance hallway

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