Free Printable: Before Walking Out the Door

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the photo I posted this past weekend of the new print we hung in our entryway. Our home doesn’t have much of an entryway, but we’re working on making it more welcoming and functional with the limited space we have. The long term plans are a fun chandelier and a little spot to put on and take off shoes. But in the short term, I’m on a problem solving mission: to stop having that groan-worthy moment in the car, five miles away from home, where I realize I forgot that essential thing.

My solution? A another typographic print — a checklist of sorts — to scan before walking out the door. If it works for you, too, you’re welcome to print it out to hang on the inside of your own door.

How do you make your entryway work for you?

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  1. I have two large baskets for shoes, a bench with underneath shelving, another basket for the kids backpacks/sweaters, & a place for keys, change, cell phones & purse. My dream home would have a special room just for all this stuff.

    (My fave part of your printable is most important–the kiss!)

  2. This is cute! We have a hook for our keys near the door. Things like my wallet, lip balm and phone basically always live in my purse so I rarely forgot those. But I ALWAYS forget our re-usable grocery bags!

    • Yes, ME TOO! I’ve recently been using Envirosax bags, which roll up into really small sizes, so they’re easy to carry around all the time. After I take the groceries out they go right back into my purse.

  3. This is a much kinder version of the note I usually leave Jason…I will totally print this!

    Wish I could add “Shoes? Shirt? Baby?” šŸ˜€

    • A Facebook friend said that I should customize them for different people to say things like “Child” or “Pants” — I’ll make one with your three and send it your (or Jason’s) way!

  4. Yay! I downloaded your cute printable art. I love it!

  5. So clever!

  6. I love it! Such a great idea and pretty to look at. šŸ™‚ Thank you!
    Right when we walk in the door, we have built-ins where all the shoes are stored (we don’t wear shoes in the house – does that sound familiar?) and another shelf where all the essentials (keys, sunglasses…) are stored. Seems to work. Though, I have been known to shut the door and lock myself out of the house on more than one occasion. Doh!

    • Ha – I have a friend who likes to say, “No shoes in Asian house!” It’s true. We are a no-shoes house. Oh, and lockouts are the worst, aren’t they??

  7. Cute printable! Our entry way is empty (yikes!) but opens up directly into our dining room which has a large reclaimed wood table and ombre-ish rug which serves as a nice distraction from our simple entry way. šŸ˜€

  8. Too cute and smart!
    Our entryway is pretty tiny and shoes are a big clutter of a mess. Before I got rid of a bunch (I’m a shoe hoarder) we kept a pretty box where we just dumped them all in. Better than all over the floor!

  9. We also have a no shoes house! And we don’t have an entry way. I placed a little bench, and everything gets thrown in there- not a nice view! We usually forget things but we’re never so far, not to come back šŸ˜‰ The printable is very cute!

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