Parenthood has made us covet mudrooms. A spot for boots and all of our winter accoutrements would be fab, but our last condo's front door opened right into the living room and our current house only has a small foyer. We've managed to improvise with a mudroom-ish landing strip that has a spot for all of the essentials. Like this Pottery Barn setup, a bench is incredibly useful in the entryway; my son eagerly hops onto ours for the routine of suiting up. If space is limited then a chair will do the trick. A boot tray contains the slush and a bin or basket keeps mittens, scarves and hats from scattering. For the mudroomless among us, what are your best tips and solutions for keeping your home's entrance clean and uncluttered?