Monday, December 3, 2012

Getting prepared for winter

 Although I am not a fan of winter weather , the lack of sun the chilly temperatures and brutal winds and don't even get me started on the shovelling, but I still need to deal with it. One thing I know for sure is that an entry mat indoors and especially outside is key to weathering the upcoming storms.
I want to contain and minimize the mess of winter, the wet slushy boots and bits of salt always get tracked in no matter what you do. Having a good mat outside helps to catch some of the mess but then a second mat inside is definitely a must.
I loved how the hall looked this morning , with the rugs and the holiday decor especially the greens hanging down around the windows of the front door.
I recently added another rug to the entry to catch even more mess and to encourage boots to be put away.

Here are a few must haves I added to our closet , first of all an absorbent mat. You can find a great selection of doormats here at Rona. This mat is very much like the one I have outside my front door and this is what I have inside the closet.
A doormat is great for wet boots to dry off on out of sight. I hate walking in the door and tripping over shoes and boots all over, well I suppose no one likes that.
A long mirror attached to the door to make sure your looking presentable! I don't know why I didn't think of this before , it is very useful. Third would be hooks , I never lose my keys , why ? well because they have a spot a designated place to be...this is such an important thing , its a huge time and stress saver.
As you can see I also added shelves for shoes and boots, and of course baskets.
So do you have any great tips or tricks to keeping your entry way tidy and organized? I's love to hear them.

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