I'm always looking for somewhere to throw down my keys, gloves, umbrella, etc. when I come through the front door. I also tend to write lists and forget them before I run back out the door. Here's one solution for these minor dilemmas. Using standard metal mailboxes inside your entryway, you can create a magnetic place to stash/hang your stuff to keep things neat and orderly!
This is an idea from the February 09 issue of Martha Stewart Living. In the photo they have spray painted all of the mailboxes white to give them a uniform look. Here is a link to Martha. You can find these "wall mounted mailboxes" several places online and at your local hardware store.
Here is some more entryway organization inspiration:
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Bamboo Dry Erase Boards by Three by Three
Stash Multi-Room Organizer
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