Between now and the end of the year I’ll be offering suggestions for ways to bring order to areas of your home where clutter may persist in returning.
One of the causes of chaos in the entryway is when it isn't clear where things go. For example, if the coat hooks (or hangers in the closet) are full, or overpacked, where can the coat you're wearing go?
If you want everyone to remove their shoes before entering your home, but the shoe rack or cubby has footwear sitting in a puddle around the organizer, then adding the day's shoes to the pile can emphasize the disorder.
Like other rooms, a space can only contain so much stuff before it looks messy.. What can stay and what should get removed? Identify where out-of-season coats, bags, and footwear belong to free up space for currently worn items.
If other family members don't put their hats, bags, or other items where you wished they'd store them, ask them why ... and ask for solutions that would allow them to keep the order you want.
Susan, chief (and only) organized squirrel at A Less Cluttered Life, pursues learning, practicing, and sharing information about the everyday habits that can lead to living a better life.