Making Your Apartment Home- Entryway

We don’t have much of an entryway in our apartment so for today a blog bestie, Pam from Hodge Podge Moments, is sharing a great way to use crates in organizing your entryway!

The entry way often overlooked in an apartment or house when it comes to decorating and organizing. It really shouldn’t be overlooked though. In fact, I would say that your entry way should be towards the top of your list. After all, it is the first room that you and your guests will see when they walk into your home. Don’t you want people to be greeted with a cute, organized space?

It doesn’t take much to organize your entry space. In fact, it can be done with just a few wooden crates and baskets. Today, I’m bringing you a few organizing tips and possible arrangements that you can use in your entry way to make it cute and organized.

Let’s start with the basic steps for creating this organized space.

Start by buying four wooden crates.
You can find these at your local craft store. Some Walmarts and Targets are also starting to carry these crates. If you’re super crafty or handy you could even create them yourself. I recommend using sale coupons to get them cheaper. I bought ours one at a time and used the weekly 40% off coupon on Michaels. It saved us a lot of mine!

Establish how the shelf will be used.
Take a moment to think about your daily routine. What are the first things you do when you walk through the door? Many people like to take off their shoes and deposit their belongings somewhere. For this reason, I recommend leaving space along the bottom of your shelf for your shoes. I also recommend using baskets as a spot for keys, cell phones, and other small items that may need a temporary home.

Pick an arrangement for your shelf.
By using four separate crates, you can create a variety of looks in your small space. Keep in mind how the shelf will be used when you’re making decisions about how to arrange it. For example, I tend to wear a lot of boots so I would want a taller shelf close to the ground for them. I’ve provided four sample arrangements but there’s a lot more that you can create from just four crates!




Decorate around the purposeful spaces.
Now that you have your shelf in place and you’ve established where your important items are going, it’s time to decorate! I recommend keeping things simple with flowers, picture frames, and maybe something seasonal. You don’t want to over clutter a small space after all!

Do you have an entry way in your home? How have you used the space? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!


Pam is a military spouse who currently lives with her husband and their dog in Michigan. They’re expecting their first son in February of 2017. You can find her at Hodge Podge Moments and The Coastie Couple, where she shares advice, tips, and more for women looking to be happy and organized. She loves meeting new people on the Internet and hopes you’ll stop by with a friendly message!



Thank you so much for helping me out with today’s post Pam!
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