This guest post comes to us via MakeSpace, a super awesome self-storage provider utilizing make-life-easy technology. Clients pack up (provided) plastic bins and schedule a pick-up using a cloud-based system– MakeSpace re-delivers the items you need when and where you need them. To learn more, visit MakeSpace online.
What’s the first thing you do when you get home?
But all your winter layers can’t live on the floor forever. So where do you put them?
Your entryway — prime real estate for safely storing anything and everything. Here are a few of our favorite stylish storage solutions to keep your apartment’s first and last impression on point.
#1: TRONES Image via Ikea
Trones are designed to store shoes, but we encourage you to break the rules. Their small dimensions (20” width x 7” depth x 15” height) make them perfect for neatly tucking away your beanies, earmuffs, gloves, scarves, magazines, and small umbrellas. These majestic storage cabinets also feature a recessed area on top where your keys, coins, lipstick, headphones, and other tiny essentials can mingle in harmony. One key fact to remember is that situating your Trones is like playing Tetris. Mount them on the wall side by side, create a checkerboard with different-colored Trones, or stack them vertically if you’re tight on space. At $39.99 for a three-pack, Trones are as affordable as they are gorgeous and versatile.
#2: THE LEANING LOOP Image via Leaning Loop
Hear that? It’s your landing strip singing “Lean On Me.” Heed it’s call with a slender, six-foot tall Leaning Loop. All this handcrafted, solid hardwood multi-purpose organizer needs is gravity and a wall to do it’s thing. There’s no assembly required either. Talk about low-maintenance. Rest your shoes on the bottom shelf. Hang your jacket, bag, scarf, and umbrella (with room to spare for guests) on the six sturdy steel hooks. Then lay your keys and accessories to rest on the “catch-all” shelf. The Leaning Loop keeps all your essentials in one place, including a mirror to check your hair and makeup on the way out.
#3: THE BIKE SHELF Image via Knife and Saw
Having a bike is excellent. But letting it chill in your already-snug living room for everyone to trip over? An eyesore. Make your ride levitate and your books stand with an elegant, solid walnut Bike Shelf from Knife and Saw. Two birds. One stone. Zero face-plants.
#4: EAMES HANG-IT-ALL Image via Herman Miller
The name says it all. It’s balls bear it all. The Eames Hang-It-All breathes fresh air into the everyday coat rack with it’s whimsical multicolored spheres that are unfortunately not gumballs. They are, however, a fun and practical spot to hang everything from your winter coat, bag, and scarf, to your purse, backpack, umbrella, hat, and hoodie. Get the Eames Hang-It-All, shed 20 pounds from your apartment, and watch your day brighten like never before.
#5: DIY ANIMAL COAT RACK Image via Brightnest
Have some spare time this weekend? Bring Jumanji to your jumble.
What you’ll need: toy animals, Gorilla Glue, a pencil, a ruler, scrap wood, a small hack saw, paint, and paint brushes.
What you won’t need: any guesswork because BrightNest brings you these ingenious instructions.
Now whether you turn up or turn down the animals’ behinds is entirely up to you. And Lil Jon.
– The MakeSpace Team
** MakeSpace is a super awesome self-storage provider utilizing make-life-easy technology. Clients pack up (provided) plastic bins and schedule a pick-up using a cloud-based system– MakeSpace re-delivers the items you need when and where you need them. To learn more, visit MakeSpace online.
** Havenly, an online interior design service, makes interior decor simple, convenient, and affordable. For one low flat fee per room ($185), you’re matched with a personal interior designer who creates a custom room design unique to your budget and style. Then, buy what you love in one convenient place through our complimentary ordering service, and a custom-designed Havenly room is delivered to your doorstep. To #getdecorated or learn more about our service, visit havenly.com.