Clean & Happy Entryways

  1. Place a rough mat outside your entryway to catch the first layer of snow and mud.
  2. To stop people from tracking throughout the house, place a boot tray inside your entrance. An old cookie sheet works too!
  3. For any muck that gets on your floor, fill a bucket with ¼ cup All Purpose Cleaner and 1 gallon warm water. Mop entire area and scrub visible salt residue. Mop area again with fresh, hot water and air dry.
  4. A coat rack or wall hooks are effective ways to keep winter wear on the wall and off the floor.
  5. A bench is a great piece of furniture for an entryway—perfect for sitting down and putting on or taking off shoes. One with a lift-up top is even better, because you can store towels or blankets inside.
  6. A big basket to keep winter accessories like hats, coats and mittens makes getting out the door easier. If you have a large family, individual baskets help everyone find their gear quickly.