Winter is a magical time of the year that is filled with festive lighting, warm drinks and fireside moments. Depending on where you live, you may also enjoy a bit of snow during the winter season.
As we do our best to embrace the rainy winter months, there is a lot of mud and sludge that finds its way into our home. It’s the mudroom’s job to make sure that the home stays clean and snug by taking care of your dirty boots, wet coat and brolly.
Here are a few tips to keep your mudroom neat and tidy.
Use a boot tray
Add a boot tray near the doorway so that your shoes don’t cause a dirty puddle on the floor. This will make it easy for you to slip off your wet shoes without treading them through the house. A tray with ridges will help your shoes dry faster so that you don’t have to put on soggy shoes the next time that you need them.
Add a doormat outside
Although the mudroom works as a transition from the cold outdoors to the warm indoors of the home, it always helps to keep as much of the wet dirt outside as possible. Place a doormat both outside and inside your door so that you can clean off your shoes as much as possible before entering the home.
Add storage for winter items
Get creative with making space to store winter items. Place hooks on the wall for coats, get drawers for gloves and baskets for scarves. This will keep the mudroom organised and neat.
Not only do you need to keep a regular cleaning schedule of the mudroom, but it’s also useful to keep cleaning supplies near the entrance (perhaps in one of your new storage drawers). You never know when a particularly stormy day will leave your mudroom extra-dirty.
The last thing that you want to do after coming inside from the cold is to trip over objects and fumble with your winter gear. Make sure that you declutter your mudroom from all unnecessary items and think about how you can make your storage more minimalist. A safe and secure storage unit is an ideal solution for keeping the belongings that you don’t have space for in the mudroom but aren’t ready to let go of just yet.
These simple tricks will keep your home’s carpets clean and in good condition. Keeping a neat and organised mudroom will help you feel comforted when arriving home from the winter cold.
We offer affordable and conveniently located storage solutions around the UK to help you achieve the goal of a tidy mudroom. If you need a place to keep your belongings, then you can get a quote for our different size units or call us at 0800 0852 954 to find out more.