Make Over Your Mudroom Before Winter Hits
Many of us are looking forward to the cooler temperatures. However, that doesn’t mean we’re prepared for everything else that winter entails. As the weather drops, families often find themselves dealing with an increase in grime and clutter. Not only are the kids tracking snow and mud into the house, but you also have to find a place for all those coats and boots and mittens. That’s where the mudroom comes in. Also known as the entryway or utility room, this area of the house can easily get out of hand. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to organize your mudroom before temperatures dip. An expert in closet storage, Closets by Design specializes in minimizing messes and keeping things in order. Read on for details on making your mudroom shine:
Say ‘Bye to Winter Grime
Mudrooms got their name because they’re the place where people remove dirt-covered shoes and wet coats at the end of a long day. Unfortunately, the grime doesn’t always stay where it should. Not only can family members track dirt through the rest of the house, but bacteria from your shoes can put loved ones and pets at risk. Prevent this undesirable outcome by giving your mudroom a much-needed makeover. Consider installing a bench so kids can sit to take off wet or dirty boots. You can also add a shoe rack to stow sneakers and slippers. Family members and guests can ditch their outdoor shoes and don a pair of clean slippers before coming into the home.
Store Cold Weather Attire
Mudrooms tend to be a repository for clothes and other accessories. Along with shoes and coats, you might find that this part of the home collects books, car keys, mail, and school supplies. Clean up your entryway by installing hooks for winter clothes. You may also want to give each family member a cubby to store possessions like backpacks and briefcases in. With a few reminders, your kids will get used to putting away their items when they come home from school or play.
Don’t Forget About Fluffy
It’s not just the two-legged members of the family who can make a mess. If you have a dog or cat that goes outside, then you know that they can also track wetness and dirt into the home. Before the weather turns cool, think about adding an extra wall hook to keep a towel. You can use it to wipe off Fluffy or Fido’s feet before they come inside. You may also want to designate a bin or basket for pet accessories like leashes, harnesses, and toys.
Trust Us With Your Closet Storage Needs
Unlike other home organizers, which rely on one-size-fits-all solutions, Closet World custom creates products to meet clients’ unique needs. Plus, we offer a wide selection of finishes and accessories to ensure your new closet storage melds perfectly with your existing decor. Ready to start organizing your home? Call today or contact our team for a consultation. We look forward to meeting you!