Asked on May 29, 2013
Drop zone, mud room, non-existent utility closet
My husband and I just bought a home - moving in July. We love the house, except for a few things. There is very little storage. There is just one closet on the first floor - just inside the front door. It's a small closet. There is a full bath on the 1st floor, but no linen closet. Where do I put towels, toiletries, etc?? There is no mud room and no space when you enter the house from the garage. Where do we put shoes, coats, backpaks??? There is no utility closet - so where does the vacuum. broom. mop, cleaning supplies go?? Where do we stock our reserve of paper towels, toilet tissue, extra food items, etc? The laundry room is on the 2nd floor and it's small. There is one small linen closet in the hall on the 2nd floor. I don't know what we were thinking when we bought this house. We are renting a house now and it has good storage. I am honestly at a loss. I am envisioning coats, purses, shoes, backpacks, keys, mail, items to be returned, etc., all over the place! Help! I need suggestions. It also has a flex space on the first floor that can be used as an office, dining room or formal living room. We don't get all 3. Thanks!