How to Organize your Entry Way or Mud Room
Entry ways or mud rooms have a habit of getting cluttered with bags, shoes, coats, and whatever else we bring home with us each day. To help you in keeping this space clear, safe, and organized we at Holladay Self Storage gathered some organizational tips for you to try.
Recognize your Exit and Entry Routine
Depending on what your current routine is it will determine how you should set up your entryway or mudroom. Assess everyone’s needs when they enter and exit your home. Look at the current clutter that is surrounding your entryway. This will tell you what you need in terms of organization. Installing shoe cubbies or hooks for backpacks is always helpful.
Make it Seasonally Appropriate
If you tend to have winter coats taking up the majority of the available space in your entryway it might be time to think seasonally. Storing your winter coats and accessories during the summer in a self-storage unit at Holladay Self Storage can free up a lot of the storage space you may need. Make sure you make the necessary preparations before placing your winter clothes in storage.
Go Vertical with Storage
Floor space is often very limited when it comes to entryways and mudrooms. You can easily go vertical with your storage by installing shoe cubbies, hooks, shelves, and even cupboards. Take into consideration what your family will need exactly when it comes to their daily routine. If you have little ones at home, consider placing hooks at a lower level for them to store their own coats and backpacks. You can provide even more organized storage options with bins to keep all the small accessories together.
Prepare Against Moisture
Now that you have conquered the clutter on your floor you will want to make sure you can keep it slip-free as well. Having necessary shoe storage as well as a matt in front of your door can help you to keep your floor free of moisture, especially during the spring and winter months.