by Cora L Diekman
Entryway closets are notoriously difficult to organize. They’re often overstuffed with coats, shoes, scarves, hats, bags, dog leashes, sporting equipment, and everything else we’d happily move into the imaginary mudroom of our dreams. Until then, make the best use of the space you have and customize it to fit your needs. Start by emptying everything from inside and taking inventory, sorting into like piles. Then prioritize and decide on a system that works for you. Lots of small items? Look for bins. Overflowing with shoes? Think shelves or over-the-door racks. And don’t be afraid to remove the one-size-fits-all coat rack that’s taking up valuable real estate—it’s usually poorly positioned and leaves room for little else.