Home Organization 101 week #10 – The Mudroom

November 3, 2012

Mudrooms are all the rave these days. Even if you don’t live in colder climates, mudrooms are being built in new homes as a standard feature.


My challenge for you this week is to create a dedicated mudroom “space” in your home, where you can hang coats, & store shoes, gloves, keys and bags.  If you don’t have a mudroom, choose from one of the examples below.



  • Armoire
  • Closet
  • Entry wall
  • Laundry Room
  • Foyer
  • Corner
  • Garage


What you will need to create a mudroom “space”


  • Baskets
  • Hooks, etc.
  • Bench or cubbies
  • Dedicated space close to the door
  • A place for your keys & cell phones


Use your imagination when creating a mudroom “space” for your family.  Make it your own style. Make it function for you. DONT FORGET TO TAKE A “BEFORE” PICTURE OF YOUR SPACE.


Use baskets to store cold weather accessories, pet stuff, and extra shoes.


Our home was built with a “technology cabinet”.  We charge our cell phones & Ipads here. We made copies of all the keys for the house & store them here as well.


Dog accessories hang right by the door for easy access.





The technology cabinet.



Keep copies of all keys in your mudroom.  If a family member needs one, they know where to find them, even if you are not home.





These hooks are for guests.








Where did I get my stuff?

Hooks – Home Depot or cheaper ones (here)

Baskets – Target

Dog stuff – Pet Smart (Martha Stewart)

Dog food can – Home Goods

Number tags – Local Store

Key organizers – Big Lots or (here)

“This is the life” picture – Go Jump in the Lake

Light – Wayfair (I will share more about the light tomorrow)

22 comments on “Home Organization 101 week #10 – The Mudroom

  1. Beautiful, Toni! Love the technology cabinet!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  2. Barbara Barnes says:

    Well done…it couldn’t be more perfect!

  3. kate says:

    Looks great! Thanks for the link up

  4. This does look great, Toni! Very clean and organized!

  5. Samantha says:

    i love love love your mudroom, toni! awesome!!!

    i especially LOVE that little technology cabinet. you’re inspiring me with that one! so much better than a charging station b/c it’s all hidden away!

    i linked up our mudroom area. thank you for hosting!
    sam 🙂

  6. Sam says:

    Love the hooks! They’re exactly what we’re looking for for our entry! Looks great!

  7. Natalie says:

    Looks amazing Toni! Like everyone else that electronic cabinet is genius! Love love love! And I have decided that I need to hang those words in my home..I say it to my kids everyday when they leave for school. Thanks for the idea!

  8. Lori says:

    Your mudroom is a-ma-zing!! Love the cubbies and tech closet and all those hooks. Gorgeous!!!

  9. I love the technology cabinet, fabulous idea

  10. Lisa says:

    Wow!!! Your mud room is Awesome!!!!! Thank you for offering other alternatives, if we don’t have an actual room! I love the idea of turning our coat closet into a mud room, complete with a bench. Now all I need is someone handy to make my dream a reality!!

  11. Jennifer R says:

    Thanks so much for the “closet turned mudroom” visual. Should work beautifully in my home. I’d be curious what your ideas are for a laundry/mudroom would be???

  12. leeann says:

    i love that the mudroom is white!

  13. Just love how the room is white! 😀

  14. Wow, your beautiful organized space is making me drool. Thanks for the eye candy and inspiration this morning!

  15. Love your mudroom area! So beautiful!

  16. Nicole says:

    I LOVE the lockers in your mudroom!! They’re JUST what we have been searching for!! My finace and I just built a house and finally got all moved in! When we were building we decided to move our laundry hook ups to the basement in order to leave the landry room (RIGHT off of the garage and attaches to the kitchen) empty in order to create a mudroom! I have been searching all over for lockers that meet our organizational needs for our growing family 🙂 Did you build the lockers? if so do you have a supply list? My finace just bought his miter saw ( he is so excited to stay DIYing) and told me to find plans or a supply list so he can get my dream mudroom in the works this spring! Please let me know if you can help 🙂 Thank you in advance, your blog is so inspiring to me as I start transforming my house into a BEAUTIFUL home!
    Nicole 🙂

  17. Megan says:

    Love love LOVE the technology cabinet idea! Was that something you built yourself or was it part of the home design/there when you moved in?

  18. brenda says:

    well, I believe my kitchen is about the size of this “mudroom”

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