‘Tis the season to get back to school, back to work and back to reality. In other words, it’s time to get organized. If you’re tired of tripping over shoes and backpacks, sifting through piles of junk mail, and running in and out of the house three times before you’ve got everything you need, you’ll benefit greatly from an optimized entryway. In fact, you might even think it’s the best thing you’ve ever done for yourself and your family! Here are some ideas to get you started.
1. Cut the Clutter With Cubbies.
Cubbies are the perfect systematizing solution for entryways and mudrooms. You can create them inexpensively with freestanding modular units and hooks, or you can invest in custom built-ins like these beauties. The addition of baskets below keeps things organized but out of site. And we adore the placement of the rhino and family photos too!
2. Get Utterly Organized.
The mudroom is a great place to keep track of homework, mail, to-do lists, calendars, coupons and receipts. Take a cue from One Creative Housewife and hang baskets, white boards, activity calendars and anything else you might find helpful and inspiring. With a system like this in place, you’re set to conquer the world!
3. Make the Most of Your Space.
When space is limited, options abound. We’re super impressed with the efficient design of this mudroom – from the built in storage benches to the elevated, built-in bins. And we’re giving bonus points for the smart use of sturdy, handy hooks in the space in between!
4. Chalk it Up to Chalkboard Paint!
With chalkboard paint, you can turn any wall or surface into a practical canvas for notes, to-do lists, appointments and more. We love the personal touch the decorative molding and oversized photo add to this cute backpack depot. And we’ve seen some really nice chalkboard paint calendars fashioned with painted squares for dates too. Another handy place for chalkboard paint? The inside of your kitchen cabinets!