First MUST is a bench or seat to sit on for boots & snow pants. We are fortunate enough to have a long front hall and we had enough room to put a church pew here. Again, I went to kijiji and hunted until I found one. It was a steal!
Second MUST is a place to throw your coats. We have a front hall closet, but it is at the opposite end of the hall, not practical. So we hung up some hooks and placed a cabinet for keys, sunscreen, sunglasses or whatever.
Third MUST is a place for the kids. We have placed lower hooks for the coats, snow pants and book bags. This is located right in front of our garage entry, which is our main entrance during the week with all the kidlets. We also have a shorter storage ottoman to sit on and to hold our extra hats & mitts (see picture below). We also have an open bin that is for our regular use hats & mitts, no work required they just get dropped in the bin.
here. Once I hit the basement to reorganize my totes, I'm adopting this idea. Thanks Jen! I think that about covers our front hall and seasonal organizing. As always, happy organizing!