We’ve all been then. Well, at least I have. Fifteen minutes late and you can’t find your keys. The solution? A landing strip. In design speak – this refers to the spot by the door where you dump everything as soon as you land home. Rather than fight that urge to dump, you can find ways to make your landing strip organized and effective. My personal key dilemma was resolved once I put a small antique Flow blue bowl next on a shelf next to the entryway for keys. A simple solution for an annoying problem. I’ve rounded up some favorite landing strips from our Sneak Peek archives, but please share your landing strip solutions. My current problem is that I can never find my phone when I’m ready to walk out the door. I need a solution for that one. -Amy
Image above: If you’re extremely tight on space, a small shelf with a bowl for keys and odds and ends makes a perfect landing strip. See all the photos from this Brooklyn home here. (Also featured in 15 Clever Storage Solutions)
Image above: If you have a tight space, try a tiny table plus hooks for coat storage. See all the photos of this Greenwich, London home here.
See the product links and more landing strip ideas after the jump!
Image above: 1. pipeline hall tree $299 | 2. file file $24 | 3. welded letter holder $68 | 4. gold glazed porcelain platter $38 | 5. assembly home angled wall shelf $16 | 6. dipped mini bowl set $24 | 7. room essentials wire accent table $19.99
Image above: A great way to keep your life/entryway organized. Label a wall file to keep track of what needs to go in and out. See all the photos of this beautiful Australia home here.
Image above: A strategically placed bookshelf can provide the perfect spot to drop keys and mail when you walk in the door. See all the photos from this Australian home here.
Image above: Sometimes all you need is a great hook system. See all the photos from this Brooklyn home here.