Mudroom Organizing Using Simple Tools

Darla DeMorrow
by Darla DeMorrow
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If you are lucky enough to have a mudroom, it’s usually the first and last room that you see every day. Instead of having it cluttered most of the time, use a few things you probably already have to keep it organized.
Here’s the before picture of the built-ins, the coat hooks, and the closet, which are all in the mudroom. The real brains of the system is in the bookcase, where everything tends to get dumped.
We labeled one basket as To Do for home improvement projects and store returns.

The cookbooks were rearranged so only the ones used frequently were on the lower shelf. I'm not a fan of accordion folders, but an accordion folder here organized printouts of recipes.

Adult coats were moved into the closet which freed up space. We replaced the flimsy hangers that were in the closet with sturdy plastic ones, but plan to upgrade to sturdier wooden hangers. With the hooks empty, now kids can keep their coats and bags off the floor and on the hooks.
The To Go basket holds things needed when coming or going, like the lint brush, compact umbrella, and sunglasses. A jar to catch coins sits nearby.

We used a clementine box from the kitchen to stash sunscreen and lotion up high on the shelf, easy to get to but still out of the way.

We turned magazine files on their sides at eye level to become mail slots for mom, dad, and the littles. Each one is labelled. No more mail piles on the island in the kitchen!
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