Every home has a place where stuff gets stashed, coats are dropped and supplies are hidden. This may be in several areas of your home or you may have a mud room as your go-to place for these items. Regardless, adding a little organization to the general area(s) is always helpful.
Our mud room has a closet with double doors – it’s not as functional as it might sound because there’s a dog kennel in front of one of the doors, but there’s a lot of room to store mud room-type stuff.
Here are a couple ideas for getting and keeping the stuff organized:
group like items together – in baskets, bins, boxes…
I put all the weird household stuff (legs for the washing machine, cabinet knobs, door stops, etc.) in Ziploc bags and then put all those bags in a bin labeled miscellaneous
Plastic shoe boxes are great for storing smaller items like batteries and electrical cords. I put the batteries in individual Ziploc bags by type/size inside the box for easy access
hang what you can off the floor to maximize your space
label, label, label
I printed my labels on cardstock, cut them out and laminated them
I attached them to my containers with stick-on velcro so I could move them around and change if needed.
overview of the mudroom closet
Do you have a mud room that needs some identification?
Go here to get some specific mud room labels like the ones that I used.
You can go here if you want some blank labels like these.
Download our FREE guide to the fundamentals: Clean Mama’s Cleaning Routine Basics Guide. The easy-to-follow guide shows you exactly how, in just minutes a day, you can have the clean and organized home of your dreams.
Great ideas…ever since we put our batteries in a plastic shoebox we are always able to find them. We also keep a little screwdriver set in the box so that we always have the tool needed to open battery doors on children’s toys. It saves so much time that way. Love the labels too thanks for sharing them :0)
Thank you. I will use these on my garage organization when it gets warmer. 🙂
Handy Man, Crafty Woman Says
awesome!! I love the idea of the velcro so I can change labels around! Now, why didn’t I think of that? 😉
Rebekah★All Thingz Related★ Says
These are terrific organizing ideas! Thanks for the printable labels!!
Becky. . . Can I just be YOU when I grow up?? 🙂 You have such great ideas! Thank you so much for sharing them.
LOVE labels! The velcro is genius, too! I need to laminate like those, too! Thanks for the ideas!
Organizing Made Fun
Washing machine legs!
We bought a new machine six months ago and must have stashed those legs on a junk table – I’ve been decluttering to reclaim that space and found them 2 months ago and *no* idea what they were..I kept them just in case someone could figure out what they were for – and just last night I put them in the trash since we couldn’t figure out their origin. I thought that they must be part of some toy-project or something, now long gone. I feel like such a dummy now.
I love this post and it will help me with a closet I so desprately need to organize!