A mud room can be great part of a house. It stores all those messy items and bulky items you don’t want to bring in to the house, such as boots, jackets, hats, bags and the such. Problem is, a mud room often gets so cluttered so quickly that its utility really decreases over time. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get all your stuff you need into a mud room and still be able to find it all, with plenty of room to spare? I can be done with a simple storage system that gets everything off the floor space and puts it on the walls, all nice and neat. This allows you to store a lot more things in a utility room and still keep the floor space clutter free, giving you ample room in the utility room. Mud rooms are typically small in nature so having extra floor space is real advantage! Here’s how to get your utility room organized with a organization and storage system.
Step One: Clean Up the Mud Room - Put things in piles for keep, donate or sell categories. Get rid of all the excess- this is your chance to really sort and keep what you really need. Now you know exactly what needs to be stored.
Step Two: Organize all the Stuff for the Mud Room – With all your unnecessary items removed, you are now left with just the items for storage. Now organize your stuff into hang items, shelf items, items for Tupperware boxes, etc. Be sure to label any boxes and keep an inventory sheet.
Step Three: Lay Out Your Storage Areas in the Mud Room - Measure your utility room and pencil out where you want to store boxes, boots, jackets, hats, etc. Make your design around the periphery of the mud room (see next step). Continue Reading