Spruce Up the Entryway

Heather says:

Many families enter and exit their homes through the garage or a side door, reserving the front door for strangers and company.  Today, take a moment and enter through the front.  Look at your home as though you were visiting for the first time, then grab a broom, a rag, some window cleaner, and paper towels.

Take five or ten minutes to brush down spiderwebs and get rid of smudges.  If you have flowers, are they healthy or bedraggled?  Is it time to decorate for fall?

A few minutes can drastically change the first impression others have when viewing your home.


  1. Heather on October 3, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    When it’s practical, I agree.

    With three young children it is much easier for me to pull in, close the door, and then unbuckle everyone before herding them toward the door. It keeps them from running toward the street or the nearby construction. Others may be in a same or similar season of their life. Once everyone can get into the house under their own power I’ll consider it a viable option.

    For others, the garage or parking may be behind the house.

  2. LoriW on October 3, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    Why not treat yourself as a guest ALL the time! Stop entering through the garage, past the piles of laundry and mudroom clutter. That’s not a good ‘welcome home.’ It’s your home, your sanctuary — get greeted with peace and cheer. (And matching decorations.)

  3. Margo on October 3, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    Looks like Margo and I have more in common than just our names! I just chunked me dried up Summer flowers too. I put a couple of pumpkins that my kids painted on the front steps in place of them.

  4. Margo on October 2, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    Timely reminder! I just junked my summer flowers yesterday because I kept forgetting to water them – I’m in autumn mode! But I’m not sure I want to put up gourds and pumpkins yet because we’re still having weather in the 70s and 80s and I think the stuff would rot sooner.

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