I decided not long ago that the cabinet in the entry should have some space for school supplies. One daughter is using page protectors on a regular basis for a class this year. In the photo, new packages are sitting on the railing shelf on the left side. I want these hidden!
My purpose was take out the holiday decor that doesn't need to be stored there to make room for the school supplies. The adding of the school supplies will be a work in progress as we decide together what would be helpful there. I did leave the top drawer for candles, wax melts and my wreath hanger. I might add some other decor items there for easy access as well.
I found three items to donate. The purple Halloween bowl. An umbrella cover. And a belt to a coat that is never used. I decided they were all unnecessary in our home. There are a few other items that could be in the list, but for now they stay. The plastic bags from the dry cleaned coats will be used on and off this month to cover plants on our porch to save them from the first cold nights. After we are done, I plan to recycle them.
Here are the after pictures:
Yes! Mission accomplished. It wasn't hard. It's not perfect, but I found some items to get rid of and started the process of repurposing the cabinet.
Do you have clutter in your entry way that you need to attend to?