If you have kids, then you already know the daily challenges of picking up after them, whether it’s at the dining room table, their playroom or their bedroom. Those spaces just become messy, and there’s only so much you can do to contain the chaos. But with the hustle and bustle of kids coming and going from school, their friends’ house and practice, there is something that you can do to keep everything outside of your house from adding to the mess — and it all starts with the mudroom. Mudrooms are access areas that connect the garage to the rest of the home, and when organized right, they’re a big asset. Here’s how to do one right:
It all starts with providing a place for your family members to hang their items as soon as they enter the home. Coat racks for bulky outerwear, hooks for keys, bags, or backpacks, and a bin or shelving system for shoes are the three essential elements of any mudroom. Each of these pieces not only offers a convenient place to store everything, but also keeps dirt, rain, and just everyday clutter from going any further.
Whether they’re shelves built into the wall or in a small reach-in closet, you can’t underestimate the importance of shelves and bins for storing items. Open storage like cubbies is the easiest way to keep things corraled without having to put much thought into the organization. You can designate a cubby or bin per family member and they can use it to store things they frequently need when running out the door.
Part of the reason for having a mudroom is to keep outside debris from entering your home. If you don’t have a place for people to comfortably put on and take off their shoes, they’ll likely have to do it further inside the home — and that would somewhat defeat the purpose of the mudroom. Choose a sleek and comfy bench for this purpose and put it right by the door.
Customize with Closet & Storage Concepts Modesto
Are you ready to maximize the potential of your home with a custom mudroom setup? Whether you have a lot of space or need something compact and built against the wall, Closet & Storage Concepts Modesto can help. Give us a call or contact us here to get started today. We proudly serve the greater Modesto, Turlock, and Manteca areas.