With the winter weather finally upon us, layers is the name of the game.
Thermals, flannels, sweaters and jackets help keep us warm when the wind is blowing, but they clutter up our houses when we want to curl up in front of a fire. Investing in storage and a new mudroom can help to keep you and your family organized throughout the long winter months.
Compartments in a mudroom are a great way to keep your kids’ winter gear organized. Not only are they a great way to keep things off of the floor and not underfoot, but they also show your kids and their friends that this is where wet, snowy gear stays. When you have cubbies and hooks for gear, you can avoid puddles and footprints tracked throughout your clean home.
When you have cubbies and drawers galore in your room, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the number of storage options. Use the drawers and cubbies to make benches for those who are getting ready to explore the snowy winter wonderland outside. Stuffing your foot into a boot while wearing three socks is a lot easier when you’re comfortably seated on a bench! Don’t forget to utilize overhead storage to store your scarves, hats and gloves. Digging through a giant bucket of gloves to find your one red mitten can get frustrating. Use baskets in your cubbies to make finding your gear a breeze.
Despite its name, a mudroom doesn’t have to be muddy! If you’re prone to stuffing your winter clothes and gear into a closet that is already overflowing, a mudroom can easily be transformed into your winter closet. Store all of your fashionable jackets, boots, scarves, and whatever other cold weather accessories your winter social events call for.
Mudrooms can take on various shapes, sizes and functions. Whether it is keeping your kids, clothes, or house organized, a mudroom is the perfect way to bring order to your chaotic life. Leave those waterlogged socks and coats in the mudroom and enjoy the rest of your warm, dry, and cozy home.
How would you use a mudroom to keep your home clean and organized?