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Mudroom Hacks: Ideas for Storing Muddy Boots & Shoes

by Michael Bell 05/09/2022

Bulky footwear can be difficult to keep organized, especially when muddy or dirty. While many homeowners have a mudroom to help prevent tracking mud inside the house, the mudroom itself can become a chaotic mess. Luckily, there are some simple ways to store and organize your wet or soiled footwear no matter the size of your space. Here are some mudroom storage hacks for your footwear:

Hang a Coat Rack

Simple coat racks also make excellent boot racks. All you need is the style of coat rack with long enough pegs to keep the boot or shoe from falling off. You can keep it on the floor and turn the boots upside down or attach the rack to the wall and hang it vertically. Experiment with different styles and sizes of rack to fit your particular footwear needs.

Try a Pebble Tray

Using pebbles and coarse gravel for drainage is a staple among savvy gardeners, but it also makes an excellent addition to a mudroom. By filling a shallow tray with a small layer of pebbles, gravel or stones, you create a surface that allows your wet footwear to drain.

Plastic Bins & Crates

When in doubt, plastic bins and crates are a go-to storage solution for wet and dirty belongings. They're easy to clean, lightweight and perfect for stacking. For a convenient footwear organization hack, turn plastic bins on their sides so the opening faces out. This will make it easier to see which boots and shoes are in the bin while allowing for better airflow and drainage. Plastic milk crates are another fun option for upcycling and can be combined into custom cubby units.

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Michael Bell

Real Estate Done Right

My experience and daily participation, provides my seller and buyer clients with insight into the real estate marketplace. In our initial consultation, we plan a strategy to reach your goals.

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I am your Sonoma/Napa County Realtor®, consider me when you plan to make a move! Almost 50 Years in your community, 20 years selling real estate.  I work personally and with partners in the business community to sell your home, maintaining relationships with Realtors® and supporting businesses to assure maximum exposure to the market.