CREATE A GARAGE MUDROOM FOR BACK TO SCHOOL MESS
The kids have gone back to school which means endless backpacks, lunch boxes, coats, hats, sports gear and shoes. It can be an explosion of stuff when the kids get home, with their items strewn all over the house. Often times, this is because of a lack of storage or a designated space for the kids to dump their things.
You need a space that serves as a buffer zone to keep your home organized. A perfect solution is a mudroom. A mudroom prevents mud and clutter from getting tracked throughout your home by keeping it isolated in one place. A mudroom also provides extra storage, and who doesn’t need that?
You don’t have mudroom in your home? No problem. You can create one in your garage. Converting a corner of your garage into a mudroom is easier than it may sound. Below are all the product you will need to create an efficient garage mudroom.
Shelving- To get your things off the floor place items like lunch boxes, umbrellas and hats on shelves.
Hooks- Hang jackets, dog leashes, keys and backpacks on hooks to keep them organized and easy to access when you’re trying to get out the door in a hurry.
Bench- A bench is a perfect place for the kids to sit and put their shoes on. A smart idea would be to add a bench that has a liftable seat so that you can store items inside of it like shoes and sports equipment.
The following items aren’t essential in creating a garage mudroom, but they can personalize your space and make it extra convenient.
Small Garbage Can- Add a small garbage or recycling bin to your space for throwing out old school papers and junk mail.
Laundry Basket- Add a laundry basket to place your kids muddy, grass-stained clothes so they don’t trail dirt and mess into your home.
Cork Board- Hang your children’s art, reminder-notes and anything you can no longer fit on your fridge on cork boards. This also personalizes your garage mudroom.
Mirror- Hanging a mirror in your garage mudroom is great for getting a last look at yourself before you leave the house. In addition, keep a comb nearby to fix any fly-aways on the go.
Creating a mudroom in your garage is a great way to keep your home organized and create extra storage space. Get inspired by these garage mudrooms below!