Maximize wall space in your entryway
The entryway to your apartment, if there’s even space that could be deemed an “entryway,” is probably very small, so adding a bench, side table, or coat rack is likely to make it so you can’t even walk in the door. Still, there are plenty of ways to keep the front part of your apartment organized without causing a fire hazard.
Professional organizer and founder of Unstuff University, Andrew Mellen, who lived in a 325sqft apartment in Manhattan for 12 years, says to “use your walls whenever possible.” Having a hook on the wall right inside the doorway for your keys and frequently worn jackets is an ideal space saver.
Allison Petty, a designer at Homepolish, notes that a small shelf near the entryway is a perfect for storing mail and other small items. This avoids the use of bulky furniture, like a small table, that would otherwise serve the same purpose. Petty also suggests that “if space permits, floor-length mirrors are a great option for an entryway. Mirrors make your space feel larger.”