Disclosure: I am a member of the BHG Live Better Network. I received compensation from BHG at Walmart for this post.
January. It is officially the month to get organized and I’m jumping on the bandwagon. When we moved into our house in August we did a ton of work inside and then the holidays came like lightening speed. Now it’s time to pick up where we left off and actually start to the tackle the garage that’s still full of boxes and STUFF and in all honesty, it’s one big mess.
Anyway. I have dreamt of having a mudroom since forever. I love the look and feel of them, not to mention they are so practical. If I had ONE negative thing to say about our home, it’s that it doesn’t have a mudroom. We live on a big field that is muddy in the winter and sandy in the summer and we are a 3 minute walk to the river. All this to say, with two little kids and a dog I feel like they are tracking mud, dirt and water through our house daily. WE NEED A MUDROOM.
I have big plans but for the future ( like a 10 year plan), but for now I need a quick fix that is going to look cute and keep me organized and help the mess from getting in the house. I made a small Garage Mudroom area to help contain the backpacks, muddy shoes and coats and I LOVE how it turned out!
As you can see in our before picture, our garage needed some help. And this is just a small corner. Because we don’t have a designated ‘drop space’, we find shoes here by the door, in the hall closet, on the back patio and just about everywhere else.
Here is my little mudroom station that has a space for my daughter, son and our dog. She comes with a lot of stuff too :) I designation each space with a fun black and white graphic and framed them in these Better Homes and Garden Frames.
All of my key organization features are Better Homes and Garden Products from Walmart. Like the:
I also added a chicken wire frame to place little notes or reminders on our way out!
Seriously, how amazing are these Milk Crates? And they are only $15!!! You have no idea what lengths I went to to get these. They are so pretty and totally fit my style. I’m planning on keeping my kid’s hats and gloves and other winter items in the baskets to keep them organized and easy to access. I swear, every time we go outside to play I’m running around trying to find everything in the house.
I built a basic shelf to put the baskets on, its the same one I made for our bathroom shelves. It takes no time at all and is really inexpensive. I then added a few basic ceiling hooks for functionality and to keep the industrial look.
If you want to get a head start on a big organization project this year, you can enter to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card!
*Giveaway is sponsored by BHG at Walmart. Open to U.S. Residence 18 years and older. Giveaway will run January 14-19, 2015. Winner will be contacted by email.