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Mudroom Ideas and Inspirations!

Updated on May 21, 2013

Organizing Your Family and Entryway

Get the Most out of Your Mudroom or Entryway

First, I am going to define my space and what I want it to do for me. My Family Command Center will be located in my mudroom. However, it really can be located any where, just pick a space that is easily accessible for what you want to use it for, so it actually gets used.

My mudroom is on the small side, so I really need to plan out the space strategically for all the uses I would like. My must haves to help my family and I stay organized are:

1. I need a space for the kids coats, gloves, hats, shoes, backpacks, and activity gear. I also need it to be easy for them to reach and use, so they will actually put their own things away when walking in the door.

2. A Place for Mom and Dad’s coats, shoes, and accessories.

3. I still need a place where I can put coats for the off season when we are not using them.

4. I also need to store carry-all bags that we use for the pool/baby.

5. Wall pockets that can be used for sorting incoming papers into the following categories:

  • Incoming mail (when I don’t have time to separate, right then).
  • Actual bills
  • Follow up action items
  • Coupons
  • Magazines that come in from the mail (that eventually when I have time, I like to go through for inspiration ideas)
  • Kids – homework, paperwork, and schedules separated by each child.

6. Can't forget about the pet! A place for the dog's bowl, food storage, and accessories.

7. Last, the decorative pieces that bring the mudroom together and give it a cohesive and and welcome home feel.

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