Having a mudroom in the home means it is one of the most walked-through and busiest rooms of the house. They tend to be the catch all area for the family and guests either coming or going. They are a place for hanging up coats and jackets, as well as keeping smaller, everyday items like keys and mail. Mudrooms tend to be the most unorganized and cluttered places in the house. Adding organization by using simple storage solutions will make this room a more functional area of the home.
Upcycle Some Old Furniture
Go green and reuse old furniture! Use old furniture from around the house or buy it at a local garage sale or Goodwill store. Apply a few coats of paint to wood furniture like bookcases,
cabinets, and dressers. Place storage baskets on the shelves of a bookcase for easy to grab everyday items. Utilize the drawers of the dresser for storing winter jackets and sweaters. By reusing old furniture, you’re not only helping the environment but also helping out your pocketbook!
Every mudroom needs a place to sit to remove shoes or place grocery bags. Instead of a plain bench, get one that will provide extra storage. A storage bench isperfect for storing sports gear, shoes, throw blankets, or other items you would keep in the mudroom. Mudroom benches come in a variety of styles and sizes and it should be pretty easy to find one to fit your mudroom.
Mudroom Storage Cubbies
Adding cubbies to a mudroom is a great way to keep things neat and organized. Each family member can have their own cubby to place their hats, bags, gloves, and purses. Cubbies can be a real space saver especially in a small room of the house, like the mudroom. They aren’t too deep, which save floor space, and can go vertical using up a lot of wall space for storage.
Coat hooks are another option for the mudroom especially if the mudroom is really small and not able to accommodate the use of cubbies or other mudroom furniture. These hooks can be used for coats, purses, hats, and backpacks (just to name a few). Add two or three rows and columns of hooks to create more places for things to hang. Start a row of hooks about 30” inches off the ground and then start another row 36” inches higher from there. Soon you will have a wall that will be a mosiac of coats, hats, bacpacks, scarves and more creating a unique and organized mudroom.