Organizing a mudroom can be a daunting task, but with a little planning and effort, it can become a functional space for you and your family. If your mudroom is constantly plagued by coats in heaps, wet shoes strewn about, and an umbrella that conveniently goes missing any time it rains; this one’s for you.
Here are some tips to help you organize your mudroom:
- Assess Your Needs
Before you start organizing, take a look at what you have in your mudroom and determine what you use most often. Make a list of the items you need to store, such as shoes, coats, hats, gloves, and bags. Find a spot for those elsewhere in your house, like a basement, garage, attic, or closet. A tote bin can be a great place to store any out-of-season items — and it makes them easy to rotate through the seasons too!
For the items you use most frequently, group them together so you can assess the type of space and organizational items you’ll need.
- Create Zones
Divide your mudroom into different zones for different purposes. Create a space for storing shoes, a space for hanging coats, a space for storing bags, and so on. If your kids are prone to losing backpacks and lunchboxes throughout the house, create a school zone to keep everything they’ll need!
A Mindful Tip: Everything has a home! By designating specific spaces for your things, you lower your chance of misplacing items and it’s an easy way to keep disorganization in the rear-view mirror.
- Maximize Storage
Use every inch of your mudroom efficiently. Consider adding shelves, hooks, cubbies, and baskets to maximize storage. Use vertical space to hang coats and bags and install shelves to store shoes and other items. Don’t be afraid to great creative with your storage solutions!
- Keep it Tidy
Regularly clean and declutter your mudroom to keep it organized. Create a routine of putting things away and encourage family members to do the same. If your household tends to track in a lot of dirt or mud, invest in boot mats to keep as much grime off your floor — but remember, it’s a mud room for a reason!
After these tips, if you’re still unsure about where to start or need a helping hand, feel free to book a complimentary consultation today!
Save precious time, stress less, and start fully enjoying your home.