Get every inch of real estate you can on the wall behind your back door. Shelves, hooks, cubbies, cabinets are all sectioned off so each member of your family gets her own area. The wraparound bench ensures everyone has a place to sit to get shoes on and off.
Similar to the previous mud room, this area off the entryway simplifies the concept with all open shelves and baskets for various belongings.
Narrow bookcases can be painted and turned into an organizational dream, adding a bit of whimsy to your mud room. This splash of color will definitely brighten up any rainy day.
Wall-mounted desks are perfect for small spaces, and your mud room is no exception. With a homework nook or a spot to pay bills, you can be sure backpacks and mail won't end up strewn across every room of the house.
If you can't stand the sight of clutter, turn your entire mud room into a wall of cabinets for coats or backpacks and drawers for shoes, hats and mittens. And dog food and extra toilet paper and probably a couple of family members, because gosh, this one is spacious.
If this were in my house, I would need a pre-mud room room so as not to disturb this one's cleanliness. Those baskets above the eye line work great to keep loose items together and out of sight.
Everyone loves a good laundry room hack, so go one further and convert part of that space into a mud room, AKA: organizational paradise. While you're at it, I wouldn't be opposed to adding padding to the bench seating for quick naps between loads of laundry.
A half wall can section off just enough space for an open mud room right inside your home's front door.
If you don't have a mud room or the spare square footage indoors to convert into one, borrow some space from your garage. You can create a makeshift mud room for very little money with nothing more than a few shelves from the hardware store.
Clear out that coat closet by the front door and repurpose it as a hidden mud room. Whenever it feels a bit cluttered, just slide that door closed and you're golden. Or clean it up, I guess.
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