Hi Jason, Your HomeActions News for Thursday, July 28, 2022
Email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser .
Larry Steinberg
Larry Steinberg
REALTOR®
M: 609-405-4111 | O: 866-201-6210 ext 328
larrysellsnj@gmail.com
eXp Realty, LLC
1050 Kings Highway North, Ste 206
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Friend Me on Facebook
Connect with me on LinkedIn
My Website Property Search Featured Listings Testimonials Contact Me About Me
Share Save

Can a Mudroom Help Keep Your Home Spotless? 

 

Do rainy days get you down? They certainly can if they mean that you're constantly cleaning up muddy or wet footprints throughout the house. You might consider putting down a rug, but even the most durable and absorbent rug isn't always enough to keep things clean.

Creating a mudroom can be exactly what you need to keep your home mud free all year long. Here are a few things to know about mudrooms before you get started on the process of implementing one in your home: 

Use resilient flooring

One of the most essential parts of any mudroom is the type of material you use as flooring. It's important that the flooring material you go with is water-resistant and damage-resilient. For instance, consider laying down tiles or utilizing engineered materials. In addition to the flooring itself, you can also add washable rugs or rubber mats to the space as a way of alleviating mud and water even more. 

Add hooks for coats

A good mudroom will have plenty of coat racks or hooks to hang up your jackets. Plus, coats and backpacks that are left lying around the house can create messes very quickly. By installing hooks in the mudroom, everyone in the household will know that there's a place for their belongings. So, upon entering the home, they'll have somewhere to put their coats, bags, jackets and other hangable items, which will cut down on the amount of clutter in the house while preventing wet clothes from damaging the furniture. 

Dedicate space for shoe storage

Coats and jackets aren't the only cause for chaos and clutter in a home. The same is true for shoes, especially during the winter season and on rainy days throughout the year. But when you dedicate space in your mudroom for shoes, it'll be easier for everyone to find their shoes in general.

Dedicated shoe storage can reduce the number of times people in your house embark on a panicked hunt for shoes in the morning when they're in a rush to get out of the house. Ultimately, shoe storage space will help everyone stay organized, especially if you label the individual shoe cubbies and make sure every member of your household has one. 

Create additional storage space 

Shoes, coats, jackets, backpacks and shoes aren't the only personal belongings that can find a home in the mudroom! Other items can stay in there too. For instance, reusable grocery bags, umbrellas, outdoor toys, bikes, scooters and various other items can usually be kept in the mudroom, though its size will play a role in whether or not these items can fit. Just make sure everything has its own designated space so that you always know where things go. 

Plus, since the mudroom is usually the last part of the house you walk through before you go outside, keeping items that you generally take with you when you leave the house in the mudroom makes it easy to grab and go! 

Make use of small spaces

We understand that not every house has the space for a dedicated mudroom, but the good news is that you can make use of whatever space you have. It doesn't have to be an entire room.

Even the smallest of entryway spaces can be considered a mudroom. Simply place a rug on the floor and add coat hooks to the wall.

And just like that, you'll be on your way to having a small yet functional mudroom in your home. Get creative and do whatever you can do to make the space as organized as possible! 

Do you want to create a mudroom in your home? Call us today. 

 
Share Save

Your Comments

Saved Articles
Comments and Feedback
Refer A Friend
Your Privacy
The information provided in this email newsletter is for general guidance only, and does not constitute the provision of legal advice, tax and accounting advice, real estate investment advice, or professional consulting of any kind. The information provided herein should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional real estate, tax, accounting, legal, or other competent advisers. Before making any decision or taking any action, you should consult a professional adviser who has been provided with all pertinent facts relevant to your particular situation. Home value estimate calculators provided herein are general estimations based on publicly available data and should not be used as a substitute for a professional appraisal. The information is provided “as is,” with no assurance or guarantee of completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of the information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose.
Powered by
Copyright © HomeActions, LLC All rights reserved.

This email was sent to: jspringer@jrsstrategies.com

Mailing address: Broker Sales Associate, 1050 Kings Highway North, Ste 206, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034