A mudroom is Grand Central Station in most households. It’s where everybody comes and goes and most of the time that means it can end up a mess. Making the most of your mudroom, not matter how big or small it is, can make a huge difference in its functionality.
Nobody wants to come in the door and have to play hop-scotch through a pile of shoes or attempt a long jump just to get out the door. Shoe organization is a big part of having a functioning mudroom. Depending on the size of the room and how many shoes your family has you may want floor storage or vertical storage. You can also get a bench with built in shoe storage so you have a place to sit while you put on shoes.
Combining storage for shoes, coats, backpacks, and purses is ideal but not always within the budget or space. If possible, a great way to make a mudroom functional for everybody is providing each family member their own space. A bench with shoe storage underneath and a coat hook above gives a place for everything. No more piles of shoes and coats to dig through. It also means no excuses for not putting something in its place!
Now that everything has its place you have to keep the mudroom clean and free of clutter. Designate cubbies with labeled bins for items like gloves, hats, or sporting equipment. It is also handy to keep a basket for dirty items that may otherwise get tossed on the floor.
Another big mudroom problem is all the grime brought in by shoes, especially in rain and snow. Clean the entryway floor regularly and to solve snow melt from shoes make this rock tray.
Just a few simple steps and you can have your mudroom functional and organized in no time!