Are you an entry way dumper?  Does your kitchen table become a landfill, piles everywhere with car keys and sunglasses buried under those piles? Put the wall of your entry way into service. Install decorative hooks to hold coats and handbags. Install a shelf above the hooks to hold other essentials. Purchase an attractive tray to hold mail, flyers, keys and sunglasses.

If you have a closet in your entry way, transform it into a drop zone with kid-friendly lockers or cubbies that can hold all your come & go items.  A bench with storage is a great way to sit, take off your shoes and tuck them away as well as a convenient space for the sports stuff.