Traditionally a mudroom is a separate entrance to your home. However, as we live in smaller homes, our mudroom may be located just off the main entrance to your home instead.
Is a mudroom a must? If you live in a city or town, you may not need one. But, if you live in the country, you will find that a mudroom will help to keep the rest of the house tidy.
But, how do you organize a mudroom? If this is your first time organizing a mudroom, let us help you. We have put together a guide that will help you to organize your mudroom.
Shoes And Boots On The Floor
It goes without saying that shoes and boots belong on the floor. That being said, that does not mean they need to sit right on the floor. It is a good idea to invest in shoe and boot racks. They will help to keep your mudroom neater and cleaner.
For instance, you can clean underneath a boot rack or placemats that can be taken out and shaken clean. Another top tip is to add a chair to your mudroom. That makes it easier to take off muddy shoes and boots.
Hang Your Outside Clothes In Your Mudroom
When you want to keep dampness out of the main home, it is a good idea to hang all of your outside clothes in the mudroom. Online stores such as Amazon sell all kinds of neat storage and hanging systems for clothes. A top tip is to invest in one which is a top-shelf as well as a hanging option for clothes. You can now put your hats or other head gear on the shelf and let them dry.
If you have a furry friend, you may want to make some space for their gear as well. In colder climates, dogs wear coats during the wintertime. They often get both dirty and wet. Make sure that you incorporate a separate space for your furry friend. A large towel to dry him off and one for muddy paws are both useful additions.
Storing Scarves And Gloves
There is no reason why you should not store your gloves and scarves in your mudroom. A chest of drawers is the best way to put away all of those smaller clothing items that are essential during the colder part of the year.
Don’t forget that they often get wet. That is why you should add a radiator to your mudroom. Invest in a hanging rack that goes over the radiator. You now have somewhere to hang your cold and wet scarves, mittens, and gloves.
The floor in a mudroom should be easy to clean. Go for floor coverings such as linoleum or vinyl flooring. If you know that your room is going to be heavily used, it is also a good idea to install a farmhouse sink. That way you can easily wash off any excess dirt on boots and other footwear.