This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kirkland’s. All opinions are my own.
Snow is falling, plastic tubs and kale are flying of shelves, and everyone is flocking to the gym. This can only mean one thing – it’s a new year and people everywhere will be motivated for about the next 20 days, haha! I’m kidding… kinda. But really, there’s something about the new year kicking off to put us in the mood. I’ve teamed up with Kirkland’s and their Resolve to Organize campaign to share some of my favorite ways to get organized. Today let’s focus on one space – Small Mudroom Organization Ideas!
This area is right inside our garage and it’s the first place we see when we come home. It’s the place that ends up with piles of junk. When you live somewhere that snows the winter comes with a lot of extra work like shoveling snow, putting snow boots on and off, hats, gloves, I mean the list goes on and on! I couldn’t take it anymore and we desperately needed organization!
Small Mudroom Organization Ideas
Use Everyday Essentials as Decoration
It’s often advised to find the places in your home that tend to “collect” junk. Our kitchen island seems to be the gathering place for our keys and anything else in our pockets, which is obviously in the way of other kitchen activities. Said keys then get lost moving them out of the way, and then mama is in a frantic rush trying to find her keys so she can be on time! ; )
In order to help keep our kitchen and entry space clean and organized I decided to use our keys as decoration. I took 3 of these Vintage Black Distressed Picture Frames from Kirkland’s. I replaced the glass and the backing with cork tiles that I trimmed to fit. Then I added an oversized push pin to hang our keys on.
Find a Solution for Your Biggest Problem
Our biggest problem when it comes to our small mudroom space was throwing jackets, hats, and gloves on the floor or on the nearest flat surface. In order to get the jackets off the floor we hung metal hooks to provide a place for us to quickly and easily hang our jackets as we enter our home!
But my favorite addition to the small mudroom is this Chalkboard 3 Drawer Chest. Without a place for my kids to tuck away their hats and gloves they not only ended up on the floor, but kicked all around the house. Once dispersed across the floor my dog all the sudden has new toys. It was a vicious circle! But now each kid has a drawer to put all their smaller winter gear items in.
Provide a Place to Sit
Seating might not seem like an organization tip, but in fact it can be. By providing a place to sit down and put on and remove shoes you eliminate the need to carry them all over the house.
I incorporated this adorable little cottage stool because it’s so versatile, and can easily be moved around through the different seasons if necessary! Thus avoiding the creation of more dog chew toys!
It can’t all be about organization. Sometimes you just need a little something cute because it pulls the space together and turns an organized small mudroom into a room in your home.
This wooden sign is such a great reminder when coming home and leaving!
Sometimes organization comes into play because of a need. But that doesn’t mean it all has to be plastic tubs and labeled duct tape. Doing simple things like using keys as decoration can solve a problem while making your home feel exactly the way you want it to!
Shop this Look:
- Vintage Distressed Black Picture Frames (for holding our keys)
- 3 Drawer Chalkboard Chest (for storing hats and gloves)
- Cottage Stool (so people have a place to take off and put on shoes)
- Wooden Sign (because it’s pretty and a wonderful reminder)
Be sure to check out what some of my other friends are doing to get organized in 2017!
And don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a $100 Kirkland’s Gift Card!
Looks great, and how motivating to see it first thing, makes you want to keep going right? May I please know the source of your hooks?
Laura Beth Martin says
I agree! I have been searching for hooks like those! There are none on Amazon to be found:/
Julie B. says
Love the ideas! In my Wee Abode, you walk directly into the kitchen. However, I have a little space right inside the door that I my be able to incorporate a few of these ideas! Thanks!
so did you do the shiplap wall yourself?? EAsy DIY or something that should be hired?
Great looking project! I’m curious how you made the magnolia wreath. Could you share the instructions?
I would also like to know about the wreath, thanks!
Such lovely ideas Ashley. We have a really small house down at the coast and while we don’t have to worry about snow, beach towels, costumes and sand is a major bug bear in my life. Finding solutions for a small mud room is always a problem, but you’ve given me some stunning ideas, thank you.
I love this idea! looks so well put together. I like how the drawers can be easily changed from the kids names to hat/gloves/keys e.c.t and the keys in the frames are so cute!
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says
Perfect use of a small space, Ashley! Love the key hooks and that cabinet is so cute!! xo
It looks amazing. Great work.
I love your wall color! Do you know what it is by chance?
The shiplap is just plain white. I’m not sure of the actual wall color… it was like that when we moved in and I need to get it color matched! Sorry I couldn’t be more help!
Great ideas for organization! I especially like the idea of frames with cork to hang keys. Pinning! I’m visiting from Home and Garden Thursday ~ A Delightsome Life. If you’re interested, I shared two “Let it Snow” framed projects. :)