Storage Tricks for When You Don’t Have a Mudroom
Drop and repeat with these alternatives
Got a mudroom? You’re officially the envy of everyone you know. (And if you also have a California closet and walk-in pantry, well, then we kind of want to kill you.)
Don’t have a mudroom? Here’s how to fake one in even the teensiest of entryways.
Hang multiple heavy-duty hooks
These catchall multitaskers will hold coats, backpacks and more. And most importantly, they keep your crap off the floor.
Coat hooks ($20)
Put out the welcome mat for shoes
Give weathered footwear a place to rest with a designated welcome mat (or tray) for organizing. It’ll keep your floors cleaner, too.
Boot tray ($20)
Invest in a storage bench
This landing spot will give you a place to sit down and unlace your running shoes--and then a place to stow them. Stash tougher overflow footwear (like snow boots) underneath.
Storage bench ($60)
Mount steel tubs for storing winter goods
Shove gloves, hats and other nubby cold-weather accessories in a mounted tub on the wall. It’ll look cute and give you easy access to those mittens on days when you’re already late getting out the door.
Metal pails ($20 for set of 2)
Install a clothing rod in a corner
No coat closet? No problem. Keep trench coats looking crisp by storing outerwear on a makeshift rack.
Coat rack ($225)