Planning a Mudroom

Use these tips to organize a mudroom to accommodate how your family lives.


8 Tips for Effective Entryway Storage

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When planning a mudroom, think about how your family lives, and design a space to fit those needs. Here are 8 ideas to consider:

1. Choose a location carefully.
The most common spot for a mudroom is just inside the garage or off the driveway, but consider other places as well. Just make sure the location matches your needs.

2. Make it work.
A mudroom does not have to be a single room; it can be a cluster of hardworking spaces. An adjacent pantry, laundry room, and/or closet for brooms, mops, vacuums, and cleaning supplies will create a center for household management.

3. Take inventory.
List the things your family takes in and out of the house every day, and then outfit the space accordingly. Include a cabinet, cubby, locker, or set of hooks for each family member. Additional cabinets for miscellaneous items come in handy too.

4. Get organized.
Include a message center or even a desk area. Save space with a cabinet that combines a chalkboard on the front and a bulletin board inside. You'll have a convenient communication hub and get all those flyers off the refrigerator.


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