Clever Ideas for a Mudroom Hack
When you visit decorating blogs or Pinterest boards, it is easy to find dreamy mudrooms. But, how many of us have the spaces or create a well-functioning mudroom or entry space? Creating a clever space for keys, backpacks, jackets, shoes and boots, that also allows easy access in and out of your home is as simple as applying these ideas.
What are some common ideas that most mudroom hacks have in common? Use these home remedy ideas:
Adding a shelf or discount store bookshelf in an entry space gives you a place to put keys or mail. This is also the perfect place to display some of your decorating style to the space and to company.
Installing hooks can be a statement piece… but, they are a great functional piece for keeping coats, bags and umbrellas off the floor.
If you have room in a space, consider adding a bench. Especially a bench with storage makes easy access for kids to throw seasonal hats, gloves or book bags.
To maximize space in a mudroom or entry space, consider removing closet doors and creating storage inside. This will take clutter from the main floor space and make a normally hidden space a decorative and organized space!
HOW TO USE YOUR NEW SPACE
Take advantage of a mudroom hack! Using this space in the mornings and afternoons will make your day go much more smoothly!
Use this space to prepare the night before. Make rushed mornings run more smoothly by packing homework in backpacks, setting out clothes and coats, packing purses or briefcases.
CREATE A TO-DO CENTER
Use this space to keep notes for to-dos that need to be completed the next day by family members or a menu for the next day’s meals. If you don’t have a family command center, this would be the perfect place to integrate communication!
Maybe you have organized your entryway in a recent mudroom hack?? If you have, please share a picture of your mudroom in our comments! We’d love to see them!!
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Kathy Jenkins is a nationally recognized certified organizer, speaker and writer. She is the founder of Come To Order and especially enjoys working with families to help them learn good organizational skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. For more tips on reducing stress in your schedule, life and home, follow Kathy on Twitter.