6 Autumn Essentials for a Clutter-free Hallway
12 October 2018
As the weather turns colder and crisp leaves begin to settle on the ground, your porch or hallway might be looking a little cluttered and neglected!
After all, can you really blame the kids for rushing to kick off their wet boots, throwing their coats and scarves over the handrail at the bottom of the stairs and diving into the front room to cuddle up and get warm in front of the TV?
But with just a few space-saving additions and handy homewares, you can ensure porches and hallways remain clean and tidy...at least till Christmas!
1. A Doormat That Does The Work For You
Available in red, black, grey or brown to match the decor of your home, the deceptively subtle Addis Ribbed Dirt Grabber Doormat is the ideal answer to the dirty shoes and boots that cross your threshold several times a day. With a non-slip rubber underside to prevent trips and tumbles, the perfectly designed ribbed texture of this mat catches the worst of all muck from the outside world straight away when placed just inside your front door, meaning less sweeping, mopping and hoovering for you later!
2. The Fanciest Doormat in Town
If you’re looking for an equally practical doormat with an added sense of wonder, then the Sparkle Unicorn Coir Doormat may just be a dream come true. Choose from four different designs emblazoned with the slogans “Unicorns Only”, “A Unicorn Lives Here”, “This House Believes in Unicorns” or simply “Welcome” to show all visitors your fabulous true colours as they clean their shoes on their way in. The mats tough, textured coir effectively scrapes mud and dirt from soles, keeping your home nice and clean. After all, unicorns hate grubby floors.
3. A Stylish & Practical Shoe Rack
Everyone loves a good shoe rack until it runs out of space! Having a designated place for muddy shoes and boots can seriously help you to cut down on the amount of cleaning your hallway requires. A shoe rack that features multiple shelves, such as the easily-assembled Addis Tall Shoe Rack, is ideal for the needs of a larger household (or one with a lot of shoes)!
By stacking up to thirty sets of footwear, you can save floor space and keep the surrounding area clean without finding yourself short of somewhere to pop your wellies after a hard afternoon of jumping in muddy puddles.
4. The Perfect Place for Coats
Available in oak effect and white, this elegant but affordable Padstow Coat Stand is designed in a traditional style to provide a simple and accessible means of hanging up your outerwear. With hooks for 12 hats, jackets and coats as well as a sturdy ring towards the stand’s base to support numerous umbrellas, keep this handy item close to the door for your visitors’ ease and to save you from having to mop up puddles of rainwater from around the house afterwards!
5. A Way to Make Rain Fun!
Starting off as a classic monochrome statement piece, the sharp white hearts that ring this portable black pocket-sized Colour Changing Umbrella fade into glorious technicolour once wet. Feel like Dorothy stepping into Oz as the heavens open above you (though we wouldn’t recommend going out in a tornado!). This stylish and practical fashion accessory is also available with a pretty floral pattern.
6. The Best Way to a Spotless Floor
Slim and practical, the Beldray Double Sided Spray Mop deals with spillages, muddy footprints and even dirty windows swiftly and easily. Featuring one microfibre face to grab and hold onto pieces of dirt and another smoother surface to polish floors and windows, the most effective element of this great tool is the built in spray canister. It can be filled with your preferred cleaning liquid and sprayed onto the floor while you mop for extra-quick cleaning.
7. A Surface Cleaning Solution Like No Other
If you’re looking for a fast, high quality answer to dirt, grease and grime on floors and surfaces, Dettol Wipes will never do you wrong. With lovely scents such as pomegranate and lime splash, you can kill 99.9% of bacteria while keeping your home smelling great. There are 80 large wipes in a resealable pack, so one purchase will last you for months on end.
This fantastic selection should see you through to spring without any trouble at all. Looking for something else? Don't forget we have a huge selection of cleaning products, storage solutions, doormats and much more in-store at B&M.