How to Use Closet Organizers In a MudroomBack to blog
A mudroom is one of the most functional parts of your house, and you don’t need a dedicated room or large space to be able to have one. Whether you’re converting an entryway closet, a hallway or even your laundry room, we’ll show you how to create a mudroom that works for you and your family.
Decide Where Your Mudroom Will Be
Mudrooms are at one entrance of your home, but you’ll need to decide which entrance makes the most sense for your household. Think about the entrance your family members use the most and which area has the extra space. Maybe you want to turn your front entryway closet into a mudroom or perhaps there is a utility closet near your back door that you can convert. Of course, extra space in your garage is also a great place to create a mudroom.
Measure Your Space
We’re all guilty of eyeballing a space and making an educated guess on the measurements, right? It rarely works out. By measuring your space first, you’ll know for sure which size organizers you’ll need. This will help you make the most of your mudroom storage and may save you the headache of having to return an organization system that is too big (or too small).
Determine What the Mudroom Is Most Needed For
The right closet system for your mudroom will depend on what your family stores there. Maybe you live in a cold climate where you need plenty of hanging space for coats and shoe storage for heavy boots. Or maybe you live in a warm climate and your mudroom sees more beach towels and flip flops than winter wear. Either way, taking your storage needs into account is one more way you can make the most of your space.
Choose Your Organizer
Think of your organizer as the foundation of your mudroom. You can’t build anything without first laying the foundation!
We have closet organizers ranging in width from 3 to 11 feet, allowing you to find the one that fits your space and your storage needs. Our organizers also have varying amounts of hanging space, drawers and shelving to allow you to further customize your storage. Pick the one that’s right for your mudroom and install it in as little as a few hours.
Pick Your Shoe Storage
Shoe storage is a must for any mudroom. Save space with pull out shoe storage or, if your shoes don’t get too dirty, utilize shelves to display all of your footwear neatly.
Add a Bench or Seating Area
Another mudroom must-have? A bench or seating area to put on and take off your shoes. A built-in bench is a popular choice, but if you don’t have enough room for a bench, an accent chair (preferably in an easy-to-clean fabric) is a good alternative.
Customize Your System
The key to a functional mudroom is customizing it to your household’s needs. For you, that might mean extra storage bins or baskets for your kids’ backpacks, hooks for dog leashes or even a whiteboard or chalkboard for reminders and messages.
Optimize Your Mudroom For Each Season
When cold weather hits, utilize bins for accessories like gloves, scarves and hats. A bin for each household member’s belongings will ensure everyone can find what they need, when they need it.
You might also need extra shoe storage to accommodate boots, which take up more room than other types of shoes. Last but not least, make sure that your mudroom storage is waterproof so snowy coats, gloves and boots don’t ruin your furnishings.
In the summer, you probably need space for hats, towels and flip flops in your mudroom. Hooks are a great way to store baseball caps or sun hats, and you can use your storage bins to hold towels, sunscreen and sunglasses. Swap your boots for flip flops and sandals and your mudroom is ready for summer!
Revamp Your Mudroom With Closets by Liberty™
With a variety of flexible storage solutions, Closets by Liberty™ has what you need to make the most of your mudroom. Explore our systems and find the perfect one for your home today!