It’s tempting to kick off your shoes and toss your coat aside when you walk in the door, but beware of the entryway chaos that ensues. If a pile up of backpacks, dog leashes, and mail by the front door has ever made you question your sanity, then it might be time to get clean with a mudroom.
What is a mudroom, exactly? Typically, it’s an area by the front or back door where you can store things. People utilize mudrooms in different ways, but a lot of families use them to store shoes, jackets, and outdoor wear to keep mud and grime from spreading to the rest of the house. Many older homes don’t have mudrooms, so they are often requested during a remodel.
Mudrooms come in all shapes and sizes and don’t even have to be a room at all. Depending on the home and the wish list, a mudroom can be as simple as a few hooks and a shelf to a fully equipped laundry/mudroom hybrid. No matter where your needs fall on this spectrum, here are a few key takeaways for creating a mudroom that keeps your family organized.
It doesn’t take much
It’s amazing how helpful even a small space can be to corral life’s clutter. A mirror, a small charging station, hooks for a purse, and a bench to set groceries on helps ease the coming and going from your home. Not only does it improve function, it gives a visual sense of entry. This is true even if your home doesn’t feature a grand entrance area. The key is establishing the space with proximity to the door you use most.
“It’s amazing how a small space can Help corral life’s clutter.”