With Spring right around the corner, your children will no doubt be spending more and more time outside in the coming months! Running inside after school only to throw their backpacks on the ground and swap out their school shoes for sneakers. With the excitement of the warm weather, your entryway will soon become a revolving door of jackets and shoes. Wondering how to keep it all clean? Read below to hear four mudroom organization ideas that work for the whole family, so you can spend some time relaxing outside this spring as well!
Invest In Shoe Cubbies
The first step to creating a clean and organized mudroom is to invest in some shoe cubbies. Shoe cubbies will keep your shoes from piling up on the floor and allow you to keep pairs of shoes together, so you’re not scrambling to find the missing shoe when heading out the door. Designate a row or two of the cubbies to each family member so every child knows exactly where their shoes are (and where they go back to when they’re done wearing them.)
Adding hooks for each family member for backpacks and coats is a great way to organize your entryway further! Instead of storing your coats in a closet, put each child’s favorite jacket or two on a designated hook, so they can grab it and go! This will save time when heading out the door and create a space for each family member to hang the items they wear daily. You’ll no longer have to trip over your children’s backpacks when trying to walk through the door! Now they have a designated space to put their backpack and coat at the end of the school day.
Add A Bench For Seating
How many times have your children dragged in mud and snow from outside, because they forgot to take their shoes off when they came in the door? Adding a bench to your mudroom, creates a space designated for your child to take off his or her shoes before entering the rest of the house. This will not only help your children but will help the rest of the family as well! Make putting on boots and tying your shoelaces easier by sitting down while you’re getting ready to leave the house!
Include Storage Cabinets
Storage cabinets are the perfect place for items you use frequently but don’t necessarily want out constantly. Do you have children that love to play sports outside? Store their soccer ball in the storage cabinet! Do you want to store off-season items like snow pants in your mudroom? Place them in a basket and store them in the storage cabinet! Items like umbrellas and gloves are great items to keep in storage cabinets in your mudroom because they’re items you don’t need every day but are good to have on hand when you need them.
If you’re looking around your mudroom and don’t know where to start, our team at Closet & Storage Concepts are here to help! Make the mudroom organization process easy by calling your local experts to create an entryway that works for the whole family. Schedule a free, in-home consultation today!