Home entryways are often underutilized. Turning this space into a functional mud room can act as a landing space for shoes, hats, purses, briefcases, and backpacks. Having a designated spot to put these items as you walk in the door can help to free up clutter in the house.
A functional mudroom takes the stress out of entering and exiting the house in that it provides a drop zone for all the things needed to leave the house such as your keys, shoes and bag.
Customize the mudroom in the way that best suits the needs of your family using these tips to set up a functional mud room within your home.
Label Baskets for Each Family Member
There can never be too much organization in a mud room. Giving each member of the family their own basket will save time in the morning when everyone’s rushing to get out of the door. Everything that each person needs for the day will conveniently be in one place for them to grab and go.
Consider Seasonal Weather
Weather conditions vary for each season. During spring, make sure there are umbrellas and rain jackets easily accessible, and put down a durable mat for the snowy and icy days of winter. Replace with hats, sunglasses and sunscreen during the summer.
Hooks will be needed for everyday items like keys, backpacks, handbags and jackets. Make sure there are plenty of hooks for these objects and others, considering these are the most common items to get lost in the shuffle.
Shoe shelves will be one of the most utilized items in your mud room and saves your floors from getting dirt and debris dragged on them each day. Make sure to clean out the shelves every so often so that shoes that aren’t being used aren’t piling up and taking up space.
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