Your mudroom is likely a catch-all for everything you don’t want cluttering up your living spaces. Whether it’s dirty clothes, the kids’ sports equipment, piles of shoes, or cleaning supplies, you’ve likely written off your mudroom as the drop zone for regularly used items without a designated spot in your house. Here are some tips for making your mudroom work better for you and your family, while alleviating the headache that comes from looking at a cluttered space!
Declutter Your Floor
The first step to decluttering your mudroom is getting rid of all the tripping hazards. Hastily kicked off shoes, loose toys, and dropped clothes can make it difficult to navigate the room and find what you need in a hurry. Shoe racks, hooks, and baskets can be used to condense and organize these difficult to store items, freeing up floor space and opening up the room.
Assign Storage Spaces
If you’ve got kids, you know they’re prone to leave things in obscure places, making getting out the door on time for school or appointments a hassle. By implementing assigned cubby spaces with drawers, shelves, and hooks, everything will have a home, making it easier to find, and reducing the risk of fights over lost or “stolen” possessions.
As much as we hate to admit it, kids aren’t the only ones to misplace things that they need when you’re in a hurry. For that reason, it can be smart to incorporate hooks and a small shelf or basket for keys, wallets, sunglasses, and anything else you want to grab on your way out the door.
For dirty items like sports equipment or outdoor toys that you don’t want tracking dirt through your house, you can utilize shelves and hooks with trays or easily washed and vacuumed rugs underneath to contain the mess and ensure that the outdoors don’t make it past your mudroom.
Make Use of Your Wall Space
The addition of high shelves can work wonders in opening up space in your mudroom. Storing cleaning supplies, bulk purchases, and seasonal wear up high on shelves or in cabinets creates room for more frequently used items in more accessible locations.
In addition, hooks can be used to hang outerwear such as winter coats and rain gear up to dry, while being easily grabbed on your way out the door.
If you’re ready to transform your mudroom from a cluttered catch-all to an organized home for your everyday essentials, contact More Space Place for custom storage solutions and a free consultation!