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When You Don’t Have a Mud Room

Wouldn’t it be great to have a mud room like one of these?

I love the little bench, organized bins, and places to hang coats.

Ooooh.  Built in storage!!! Wouldn’t that be great?

I think the next one is my favorite.

Well, I don’t have a real mudroom and I don’t have the budget of those fancy magazines who stage the mudrooms above. 
 This is my mudroom/laundry room.
When we moved into our house, the washer and dryer were on the right hand wall of our laundry room.  When we bought our new fancy-pants washer and dryer, we put in a new floor, painted, and switched the washer and dryer to the back wall.  Then we  hired a California-Closets-Type company to put in our cupboards at the top of the wall.

The shoe cubby came from Storables and I was so pleased that it was a perfect match to our new woodwork.

The bins make me happy.

We added a few hooks and our tiny little space could almost be called a mudroom.
One problem…. There was no place to hang backpacks, swim bags, or purses.
The solution…. The backpack rack from Storables! It’s only $4.95 and attaches to any door without leaving marks or holes.

My kids had been throwing their backpacks on the floor of our tiny little mudroom/laundry room.  We couldn’t even make our way to the washing machine or find a single pair of shoes.

 A place for everything and everything in its place.

Happy organizing!
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  • Cranberry Morning
    July 8, 2011

    So nice! The bins make me happy too, and they're not even mine! Great organization! 🙂

  • purensimple-Theresa
    July 8, 2011

    your whole room makes me happy. I don't have a mudroom either, but I do have a laundry room. I may have to borrow some of your ideas.

  • gina3
    July 8, 2011

    Everything you've done to it makes it a great mudroom! I wish my laundry room was big enough to do this. Its a tiny room. I do like the organization though!

  • Amy @ Polka Dots and Stripes
    July 8, 2011

    Nice! I am tackling my laundry room this year…repainting, board and batten on one wall, painting the cabinets…the works! I don't have a mudroom either but I am convinced if I do the right thing in my laundry room it will "make do" as a mudroom. Gotta love those great organizing solutions!

  • tz
    July 8, 2011

    glad I saw your link on organize everything..love this post, great blog!

  • Jess@Balancing The Dream
    July 8, 2011

    I so need a mud room!! this is great inspiration!!

  • Delaney
    July 8, 2011

    Those pictures are inspirational!

  • chris
    July 9, 2011

    Organized laundry/mudrooms make such a difference~ and yours looks wonderful.

  • Katie
    July 12, 2011

    I don't have a mud room either… I think you did a god job with yours! Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. We hope you will join us again tomorrow!