How To Declutter Your Hallway
There’s no time quite like summer! Long days, warm weather, balmy nights... and the extra bit of sunshine gives us all an extra dose of get up and go. And besides gardening and DIY, one often-tackled job is... decluttering!
And today, we'll focus on one area that often gets overlooked, yet plays an important role in setting the tone for your home: your hallway.
A clutter-free, well-organised hallway creates a welcoming and spacious atmosphere. But from shoes to bags to toys, hallways are a breeding ground for odds and ends, which makes them a perfect decluttering project.
How to get started?
- Assess your hallway
Take a good look at your hallway and identify areas that need decluttering. Are there shoes, coats, or accessories lying around? What about junk mail, keys, bags, or items that don't really belong?
- Define designated storage spaces
Install a shoe rack or shoe cabinet to keep footwear neatly arranged. Add hooks or a coat rack to hang coats, jackets, and bags. Consider incorporating a small table or wall-mounted shelf for keys, mail, and other essentials. Defining storage solutions will help keep items off the floor and maintain a clean and clutter-free hallway.
- Tune into the seasons
Nothing says clutter like coming face to face with boots and heavy winter coats in the middle of summer. Rotating the items you keep in the hallway with the season not only declutters your hallway, but also makes it more functional and tuned to the current season
- Make use of vertical space
Install wall-mounted shelves or hooks to store bags, hats, or decorative items. This not only frees up floor space but also adds a stylish and functional touch to your hallway.
- Sort and streamline
Remove any unnecessary items or furniture that only takes up space and causes congestion. Keep the area open and free-flowing to create a sense of space. Get rid of any items that are no longer used, donate or recycle what can be repurposed, and only keep what is necessary and brings you joy. Prioritise functionality and simplicity.
- Add a personal touch
Finally, add a personal touch to your decluttered hallway to make it feel warm and inviting. Hang a piece of artwork, add plants, or incorporate a decorative mirror.
By following these tips and decluttering your hallway for summer, you can create a welcoming space that sets a positive tone for your home. A clutter-free hallway will not only make your daily routines smoother but also leave a lasting impression on guests.
Enjoy the refreshing and airy atmosphere that a decluttered hallway brings to your home this summer!
- Gary Anderson