Mudroom Storage Ideas

Creating an efficient and organized mudroom can really make or break your mornings. Getting out of the house (on time!) with everything you need is key to starting your day off on the right foot. Here are some mudroom storage ideas to consider:

Small Helpers

Hooks: Putting hooks on the wall is one of the easiest, quickest things you can do. Hanging coats, bags, and other accessories on these will keep your floor clear and make it easy to see what’s there. Choose sturdy hooks that can support the weight of heavy coats and backpacks. If you want to try it before you drill holes, grab some Command Hooks for a temporary option.

Baskets: Adding baskets to existing cabinets or shelves to corral like items together. This makes it easier to keep the space organized and prevents items from getting lost. Use baskets for gloves, scarves, hats, sunscreen, etc… Don’t forget the label.

Shoe Racks or Cubbies: Use these to keep shoes organized and off the floor. While it’s tempting to keep a large amount of shoes in the mudroom, make sure to thin out the pairs kept here regularly – only the shoes in daily rotation (and wellies!) should be here.

Labeling System: Implementing a labeling system to keep track of where items are stored can be a game changer. This can be especially helpful for families with kids who may have trouble remembering where their belongings go – use words and pictures for the littlest.

Easy Additions

Bench: Adding a bench in the mudroom gives you a spot to sit and lace up, but it can also offer storage underneath. Shoes can be neatly lined up under it, or baskets or bins can house umbrellas, accessories or other mudroom items.

Wall-Mounted Shelves: Wall-mounted shelves above coat hooks or benches maximize vertical storage space. These shelves can hold baskets or bins for storing gloves, hats, and other small items or they can be a drop zone for keys, sunglasses and your wallet.

Bigger Projects

Built-in Cubbies or Lockers: Installing cubbies or lockers with spots for each family member is a great solution if you have the space and budget. These can include hooks for hanging coats and backpacks, baskets for storing accessories and activity gear, and shelves for shoes.

Overhead Cabinets or Lockers: If you have enough vertical space, consider installing overhead cabinets or lockers for additional storage. This is particularly useful for storing seasonal items or items that are not often used.

Remember to customize these ideas based on the size and layout of your mudroom, as well as your family’s specific needs and preferences.

Last but not least, don’t forget a boot tray for those muddy, wet shoes!

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