4 Mudroom Organization TipsMarch 29, 2016
You rely on your mudroom far more than you think. It is the last part of your house that you see when you leave, and the first you walk into when you get home. With these mudroom organization tips, your Carolina home will run more smoothly, stay cleaner and remain better organized.
1. Add a Glove Bin
The trouble with trying to keep things organized is that they are all different sizes. You need special types of storage for the smaller items you might store in your mudroom, lest they constantly get lost. Bins and baskets are ideal for this purpose. You can specify just the right size for gloves, hats, dog leashes, small pet toys, anything imaginable. With more than one bin, you can keep these items together, organized and easy to access when you enter or leave the home.
2. Mudroom Shoe Rack
There are so many problems involved with leaving your wet shoes on the floor. They take up a lot of space. When everyone piles their shoes on top of yours, your shoes are the last to dry. Installing a shoe rack gives all family members a place to put their own shoes. Multiple shelves ensure that you can designate a spot for shoes that need to dry, and shoes that are already dry. Place the rack next to a heater vent to make the shoes dry more rapidly. You will never again have to feel that nasty squelch of sliding your dry foot into a wet shoe.
3. Mudroom Sink
No one wants to make a huge mess in the kitchen after they have been working hard in the yard, garage or driveway. Adding a mudroom sink solves this problem, and you can stay organized while you do it. Install shelving, hooks or cabinets next to the sink to give you a place to put scrub brushes, towels and cleaning solutions. That way, you and your gear are nice and clean once you return to the house.
4. Install Mudroom Cabinets
Your mudroom tends to be a catch-all place for items that do not belong in your garage, but should not really go in your house. Mudroom cabinets help you stay more organized and minimize the accumulation of clutter. Use the cabinets to store outdoor gear and backpacks. Designate a place for pet food storage, to keep dog and cat food out of the way. You could even set aside shelves to sort things that you bring into the home. That way, your family members can take these items to their rooms, instead of leaving them in the mudroom.
If your mudroom causes you heartache instead of happiness, you can change your situation for the better. To turn your mudroom into the organized paradise it deserves to be, contact us for a free Carolina mudroom closet installation estimate.
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