Entry Way Command Center for Small Spaces

I found out the other week that Joe doesn’t always read my blog posts. Obviously he’s not my target market, but what?!?! I felt a little like Carrie Bradshaw in Sex & The City when Samantha tells her that she doesn’t always have time to read her newspaper column. In his defense he claims he doesn’t need to read them because he pretty much watches each post being created in our kitchen on almost a daily basis!

So when I was working on our entry way command center, he did his customary “working on a blog post”? I thought to myself, who on earth would care to see how I set up a couple shelves near our entry way. A week later friends saw the newly installed entry way command center and said “Ohhhh when is this going to be on the blog?”

Entry way command center

So apparently my last ditch effort to get all the clutter off of our counters is officially blog worthy. Great news because this may have been my LONGEST in progress home project ever. No matter how many baskets and containers we have throughout our house, we ALWAYS seem to have extra ‘stuff’ on our counter tops.

Counter clutter is the one thing that make our place look messy and small.

I’m constantly moving keys, headphones, mail, & Reagan’s leash to put them in a dish of sorts on our counter. Then these dishes start to pile up and I’ve created a whole new area of clutter. It’s a vicious cycle!

I had to be creative to make our entry way command center since we don't really have an entry way! Proof that you don't need a lot of room to get organized!

Unfortunately we don’t have a big front door entry way area so it never occurred to me to use the small wall space that we had. But that’s what we did! Not loving any of the prepaid command centers I was seeing online (I wanted clean & metal), I opted to make my own pieces….. well buy my own (no DIY for this project)!

Here Were The Problem Areas / What I Purchased 

I had to be creative to make our entry way command center since we don't really have an entry way! Proof that you don't need a lot of room to get organized!

I loved the look of these hooks and also loved how easy they were to ‘hang’ up (aka- peal off the tape on the back), as the rest of the command center needed to be nailed in.

I had to be creative to make our entry way command center since we don't really have an entry way! Proof that you don't need a lot of room to get organized!

Here’s the final product!

I had to be creative to make our entry way command center since we don't really have an entry way! Proof that you don't need a lot of room to get organized!

These pocket cubbies were great for more miscellaneous items that we need near our entry, such as Reagan’s puppy harness, chap stick, & headphones.

I had to be creative to make our entry way command center since we don't really have an entry way! Proof that you don't need a lot of room to get organized!

Keys, hats & sunglasses are within easy access on the silver square hooks.

I had to be creative to make our entry way command center since we don't really have an entry way! Proof that you don't need a lot of room to get organized!

Since it’s just Joe & I in our house, the third mail rack doubled as puppy towel holder to dry off Reagan’s feet when it’s raining!

I had to be creative to make our entry way command center since we don't really have an entry way! Proof that you don't need a lot of room to get organized!

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I had to be creative to make our entry way command center since we don't really have an entry way! Proof that you don't need a lot of room to get organized!

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19 Comments

  1. April 5, 2016 / 11:26 am

    Lol I found out my husband doesn’t read my blog either, though he also claims he sees everything I’m working on spread throughout the house. I love your organizer idea. We could definitely use a place for our dog leashes and towels as well! Those wall pockets are so handy!

  2. April 6, 2016 / 6:57 am

    Awesome command center. Consider me properly motivated to do something like this in my house. What a timely post- I spent 30 minutes this morning trying to find my keys. They were in my hubby’s pockets from a pre-supper last minute grocery run!! Not fun!

  3. April 6, 2016 / 11:18 am

    Yes yes mine problem too I am constantly grabbing everything off the counter and shoveling into a junk cupboard so I don’t have to look at it I hate mess I need to organize like this so I don’t need a junk cupboard either. :O If anyone saw it embarrassing moment waiting to happen. hahah Looks great hun. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing your masterpieces of organization on #ShareWithMe

  4. April 6, 2016 / 11:42 am

    It looks great! Perfect way to use wall space in a practical wall #ShareWithMe

  5. April 6, 2016 / 11:56 am

    Cute! I love those little cubbies. So handy! I keep thinking about a command center but haven’t figured out how I want it to function yet. Also, my husband rarely reads my blog posts nor does he follow my FB page. Of course, I don’t write anything geared towards him at all and he follows very few FB pages. It used to really bother me. Now I find it almost funny. 😉 (visiting from Welcome Home Wednesday)

  6. Helena Lemon
    April 6, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    How absolutely clever and with a sort-of Steam Punk feel to it! Definitely going to put this on my summer to-do list! Also, may I feature you on ‘My Post Monday’ on my blog? Thanks!!!

  7. April 6, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Such a great idea, I am glad you decided to blog about this because you found some great solutions. Found your blog through Welcome Home wednesday.

  8. April 6, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    This totally inspired me. I have hooks on the wall for keys, but I still have endless counter clutter from other stuff creeping in. I love the metal baskets and the paper organizer.

  9. April 7, 2016 / 10:53 am

    Absolutely love this! Eventually we’ll finish our mudroom and I can do something similar. Our bar does double duty as catch-all right now!

  10. April 7, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Hey Lindsay…my Funtastic Friday link party co-host! I feel your pain when it comes to the hubby not reading your content. I think that’s an ever present struggle. Why would they read when they can just eat…lol! I think its awesome that he just assumed your project was going on the blog! That’s when you know they ARE actually paying attention. I think this project is ingenious! I had no idea you could purchase those wall pockets…i’ve actually never seen them before. I need those for my craft room like ASAP! Brilliant ideas!!!

  11. April 8, 2016 / 4:42 am

    This is so clever!!! And everything looks organized and in it’s proper place! Thanks for sharing at the Fantastic Friday Link Party 🙂

  12. April 8, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    I love those wall pockets! Those would be great for all our random clutter that ends up on the bookcase by the front door.

  13. April 10, 2016 / 9:20 am

    It’s funny, when you have a blog, everything you do becomes a potential blog post. Thank you for sharing it on the Creative Muster. We loved it so much that we’re pinning it to our Creative Muster Favorites board. I hope that’ll we’ll be seeing more of your great ideas.

  14. April 12, 2016 / 11:47 am

    Lindsey,
    What a cute “makeover” – I’m always a sucker for a productive use of small spaces!!
    Thanks so much for sharing this over at Coffee & Conversation this week! Hope to see you again soon…have a great week!

  15. April 12, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    This is a great little command center and doesn’t take up too much space either. I really like it! Thanks for linking up at Inspiration Thursday last week! Oh and ps: my hubby doesn’t read many of my posts either. Probably a good thing. Haha!

  16. April 12, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    I love the organization!! My entry table currently looks like your before photo. Want to come help organize me? 🙂 This is great! Thank you for sharing and linking up with us over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!

  17. April 14, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    I love this idea, and you did an awesome job! ! :I need one of those holders for sunglasses and keys!

  18. May 15, 2016 / 11:35 am

    Great Command Center. Love the pockets. My husband does not read my blog either. Really enjoyed your post.

    • Lindsay @ Crazy Organized
      May 23, 2016 / 9:35 am

      Aww thanks! Glad to hear that there’s other husbands not reading their blogs 🙂

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