Now that the snow and cold have arrived in Southern Maryland,
you’ve probably noticed a new problem at home: Lots of wet gear and footprints in your house!
In fact, now that each family member needs a winter coat, boots, hats, mittens, scarf, and snow pants, it doesn’t take long before your home feels like a disorganized, wet mess.
And we haven’t even officially hit the start of winter yet!
If you’re lucky to have a mudroom in your Southern Maryland home, you know what a lifesaver this extra space can be. If you don’t have a mudroom – or yours isn’t up to par – consider carving out a little space where winter gear can be stowed before everyone enters your home. You’ll be surprised how quickly even a tiny space can make you feel more organized!
The folks at ApartmentTherapy listed seven things that a perfect mudroom has. These five are our favorites:
- Hooks and racks: You need someplace to hang coats, snow pants, and other winter gear. Clothing racks, closet bars, and wall hooks are all great options, depending on
- Bench: Someplace to sit is necessary when you’ve got heavy snow boots to take off! Stash a boot tray underneath for wet shoes, Apartment Therapy suggests, or opt for a bench that opens for extra storage.
- Cubbies or lockers: Give every member of your household someplace to hang their stuff, including coats, hats and mittens, and backpacks. Just this one tip will cut down on clutter dramatically!
- A closet: You’ve got cubbies for everyone, but there are still things that need to be stowed in a mudroom. Apartment Therapy says a closet is a great place for
out-of-season items, sports equipment, cleaning supplies, and more.
- Tile floor: With so much water and dirt, you want a floor that can take a beating and clean up easily. You can’t go wrong with durable tile!
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