When underutilized or unkempt, a mudroom can be an eyesore as soon as you walk into your home. Fortunately, just a few updates can turn this space into a useful and well-organized landing spot for you and your family.
Here are some mudroom organization tips to get you started from the expert team here at More Space Place Dallas!
No useful mudroom is complete without some sort of organizational unit. The best option is a large, built-in mudroom storage system. These units look as if they’re part of the structure of the home and feature shelving, cabinets, cubbies, lockers, or a combination of these. Many also feature a bench — perfect for slipping on and off boots and shoes, setting down groceries, and surprise … storing more stuff inside!
One thing to keep in mind when it comes to the unit you choose: Look for one that has doors. Organizing all of your family members’ belongings is essential, but keep in mind that it might not look pretty. Doors will help keep everyone’s clutter under wraps.
While mudrooms can be extremely useful for all families, they are especially convenient for families with kids. If you’ve ever tried getting a group of them ready for school or daycare in the morning, you know what we’re talking about!
Cubbies within your storage unit are excellent for keeping each family member’s coat, shoes, boots, winter-wear, backpacks, purses, and more organized and, most importantly, in a designated and reliable spot.
Let’s face it, the entryway of any home gets the most wear and tear when it comes to the outdoor elements and other hazards. Even if you have a “no shoes in the house” policy, those shoes have got to get in somehow … and they usually don’t arrive absolutely clean.
With this in mind, make sure you choose décor (flooring, wall paint colors, organizational units, furniture, etc.) that’s durable and doesn’t show dirt well. In other words, nix the beige carpeting and light-colored rugs.
Wet and soiled coats and other garments shouldn’t be tossed in with the rest of your personal items, nor should they be thrown in the laundry right away. Hooks provide an easy place to hang messy or wet items.
Of course, hooks are perfect when you have guests over. Hang up their coats when they arrive, and when it’s time to leave, they’ll know where they are.
Although you may not spend much of your time in your entryway, this space is an essential location in your home. Not only will investing in it help you stay organized as you head in and out the door, but it will also help keep the rest of your home clean! Contact the experts at More Space Place Dallas to learn more about your creating a mudroom for your home or any of the other custom projects we can help out with.