We have an entry way where that two doorways share. Its not super big--so there is not enough space for any sort of bench or table. And because of the two doors and our NO SHOES IN THE HOUSE policy--the entry way looks like this ALL THE TIME:
(This picture was kind of mild actually because three of the six people that live in this house were gone when I took this picture--taking their shoes with them).
But you get the idea.
So I have been at a loss for a remedy to this situation for almost 8 years.
UNTIL I went to my friends DOLLAR THRIFT STORE and found this:
Its just a simple little wooden rack--nothing too special. But for only a dollar--it was the right size and the right price to try it out.
So here it is again before getting a new coat of paint:
(Does anyone know what the little wood pieces that sit on each row are for? I have NO IDEA!)
And here it is after 1 and 1/2 cans of paint later--And a special thank you to my awesome neighbor Kim--who just happened to have the 1/2 of a can of the identical paint when my 1 can wasn't enough!!! Thank goodness she is as much into spray paint as I am--I can always rely on her to help me out in that department!
It is a small change--but with big results.
Now all the shoes go onto the little rack and it instantly cleans and declutters this once messy and cluttery space!
AHHHH. Much better.