Thursday, January 5, 2012

Getting Organized Series: The Mudroom

The second part in the Getting Organized Series courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens has to do with the Mudroom. While I don't have the luxury of a mudroom, I really enjoyed the tips and think they can be modified for the foyer or any space where you organize the items needed everyday for school and work.
First, think about how you can Hang It Up! Hooks are a simple and inexpensive storage solution. Install enough for everyone's coats, umbrellas, purses, backpacks, and briefcases. This suggestion could easily be modified for the foyer--just hang decorative hooks on the wall behind the front door and you have instant organization AND artwork!

Second, you should Create Shoe Storage. Shoes collect at the entryway, so find a way to contain them. You could use a big basket, a galvanized tray, a simple shelf, or even a painted trash can! Next, trying using shelves or cubbies with handsome labeled bins or cloth-lined baskets to add storage  while creating a smooth and attractive transition into the house

Finally, try to create A Place for Everything. Whether it's a dedicated room or a stretch of wall inside the door, the key is to have a place for all the things you bring in that don't need to go any farther into the house. Make a list of those items -- coats, boots, mail, keys -- and create an easy-access storage spot for each one right by the door. Pin It

1 comment:

Keyur Mehta said...

Hi,
Do you know where I can find the locker/cubby combination seen in this picture? Thanks.