No mud room. No problem.
An apartment can be hard to keep looking clean and organized in a small space. We were in need of a mud room solution due to the pile of shoes that kept collecting downstairs by the sliding door. This shelf was easy enough to create a much needed mud stop right before you head inside.
All I did was quick paint job and added hardware! Placed a few bins in to hold all the collecting shoes and there it was, SANITY. Just with a little organization.
Now if you have an even smaller space here are some suggestions:
Milk crates: They can get pricey but there are cheap options that will work just as great. I have seen others use zip ties to attach them together, which is a great option for easy take down when moving during those education years. Tip: DON'T worry about color, that can be easily changed with spray paint.
Simple Wash-Rack Mat in a Boot tray: Boot trays are great option for any entry way but will be most helpful for snowy days. Provident Home Design has a great tutorial for one here. I have also seen people use old dresser drawers or serving trays.
Command Strips Hooks: This is the easiest solution to get things up and out of the way out of the way. If you are okay with putting holes in the wall use hangers like these for those heavy backpacks and winter gear.
Shoe rack with mat under it: Simple solution of using things you might already have that provide organization while shoes are drying out.
Wood Baskets or even Laundry baskets: I find these a lot at garage sales and thrift stores for cheap. Line them up under your hooks and there you have it! Remember don't worry about color! You can easily add rope or paint to style them up.
Hello, I'm Lindsey
A wife to hubby pursing higher education, a mother to two energetic kids, obsessed with all things farmhouse vintage and believer that food always taste better when it is shared.