Amanda Soule, the author, crafter, and mama behind SouleMama, recently shared a no-cost fix she made to her home's entry space. With four kids in a Maine farmhouse that's mid-renovation, Amanda initially asked her kids and husband to take off Winter layers and boots in the barn, which they enter before heading into the kitchen.
This solution, Amanda notes, worked great until it started to get really cold out. She writes, "I found myself staring in the face of a shivering toddler, telling him that he needed to take his boots and jacket off in the barn (where it was as cold as outside) and then come inside. I realized just how ridiculous I sounded as I heard the words coming out of my mouth. And? I didn't want to do it myself, either."
Not wanting her kitchen entry area to look like this photo all Winter long, Amanda challenged herself to come up with a solution to the piles of coats and boots that littered her entry.