Mudroom Organizing

If you are lucky enough to have a mudroom, then you know what a challenge it is to keep it organized. It’s a natural drop zone for everyone and everything. It can often look like this.

Mudroom before organizing:

How to organize a mudroom

This little mudroom is right off the garage (right) and also has the laundry off to the left, a pantry and a storage closet. Talk about spaces to collect clutter!

Keeping this organized is a family affair, but usually one person will lead the charge.

Usually it’s mom.

But getting it organized when it gets crazy doesn’t have to be a big deal. A few simple tips is all it takes. Use the SPACE organizing formula I told you about to get through this project quickly.

  • Label cubbies so people know where to find important things stored here, like batteries and light bulbs.
  • Clear out seasonal items each season.
  • Assign a place for shoes.
  • Create collection spots (like these pretty bins below) for items for specific family members, so they can go through them.
  • Keep bags to a minimum. Like hangers, they reproduce when we’re not looking, and become a big part of the clutter problem.

In a very short amount of time (about an hour), we went through all the cabinets and drawers and counter top in this area and came up with this.

How to organize a mudroom (after)

Doesn’t that make you smile when coming in (or going out of) the house?

By the way, if you aren’t lucky enough to have a mudroom, maybe you’ll like this rolling boot tray to organize the front hall closet.

What do you love about this organized mudroom?