As you all have seen from my features on the blog here, when we did our addition a couple years ago we were able to add a very small, but very important mudroom to our home. This long narrow space offers us a large coat closet with sliding doors and a pantry (and small laundry room). Adding this space to our home made the BIGGEST difference in how we function as a family, especially now that we have Henry. However, given the tight quarters and limited storage space, it can get disorganized and messy VERY quickly. I also will be the first one to admit that I am NOT the most naturally organized person. So I was happy when The Home Depot asked me to partner with them to help get my little space organized in a cute way. I haven’t gone totally Marie Kondo yet, although I am thinking we need to, but this was an easy, quick and relatively affordable way to utilize the space we have better and make it a little more attractive too!
This closet is a place where mittens and hats go to die, I swear– we were constantly losing things in the dark recesses and not maximizing the storage space effectively. So I got these amazing lightweight bins for everyone in the family that fit perfectly on the top shelf and used a paint pen to label one for each member of the family (okay fine, I admit it, I got TWO bins for my insane scarf collection I seem to have amassed).
It has helped us keep track of everything so much better! I also got this HUGE, awesome Colonial Mills basket for Henry’s coats, vests, etc. that always end up on the floor. I like that he can reach in and find what he needs himself, and it’s made of super durable indoor/outdoor material so muddy boots and wet mittens have no effect on it. We also added one of my runners from my collection with Momeni on the floor (yers, they sell the whole line!)
We also keep our beloved Dyson cordless vacuum in here on a wall mounted charger which is SO awesome and one of my favorite purchases for the house.
We have this little nook area near the pantry that is now the “dog zone”- and I felt like we needed a pinboard for the stuff that we had been keeping in piles on the counter.
The pantry is relatively large, and things can easily pile up so I got a variety of baskets and bins to keep things separated– like coffee pods, snacks, baking stuff, light bulbs and Henry’s art supplies.
They all looks so cute, which actually HELPS keep on task with keeping everything organized. I think I’m going to get even more of these cute wire bins- I like that you can see what’s inside easily, but it keeps everything tidy!
Here is everything I used to get my mudroom is tip-top shape- click each product for links:
I am also delighted that you can buy all my rugs from my collection with Momeni on the Home Depot website too! Click each rug to see all the available colors and sizes of each style:
**This post was sponsored by The Home Depot. All styling, product choices and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting those brands that keep EOS going!
Erin, I loved this post, thanks!! It was very realistic and attainable. Would you mind sourcing or recommending wooden coat hangers for the closet even if it’ not from Home Depot? 😉I have been on the hunt for something not too expensive that looks nice and doesn’t take up a ton of room like a traditional U shaped coat hanger does. 🦄 Keep the great content coming, I always look forward to it! Amanda
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It’s organized just enough! Functional, easy to use and attractive, but totally realistic unlike some bloggers Pinterest perfect pantries. Everything is striped and washi taped and matching and “HELLO?” It’s a cupboard to store food , not a display window.
My mitten and glove trick was to hang a clear plastic shoe bag on the door and everybody’s mufflers and mittens tucked into the pockets.
Erin would you be able to share the tile you used in your mudroom floor and your thoughts on it? I’m searching for something that looks like what I could see in the picture but want to make sure it’s durable and won’t get super slippery when wet!
I have the same small closet/lots of outerwear struggles. This is an inspiration to get organized! Now, if only I could grow 4 more inches so I can easily reach the top shelf :)
Try Rao’s Marinara sauce – it’s the best jarred sauce and has no sugar – much tastier than Paul Newman, even though Paul is a hero.
1. The Dyson vacuum is my absolute favorite. 2. Planning on getting our mudroom and pantry organized this weekend, and 3. I randomly have a Home Depot gift card! This post was on point for me!
When are the new rugs coming out? Love what i have seen so far with the new collection.
Not until April- there was an issue with the factory/shipping and they are now coming in April. As soon as they come out, don’t you worry, we will post everywhere! :)
This looks amazing! I too love the possibilities that good storage opens up, and the idea of a big basket for kids’ outerwear is GENIUS. At the risk of sounding like someone you avoid at a party, though — can you be convinced not to use bottled water? All that plastic (I see you, coffee pods!) is a burden on the world Henry and all our kids are inheriting from us. I recently read that we pour so much love, attention, and care on our children, yet many of our consumer choices pretty much insure that their natural world is going to kinda suck. That really hit home for me. No judgment, because you are wonderful — just a gentle question. Keep being so good at being a real person in the world — you are a treasure!
I didn’t notice, mostly because I use a lot of plastic too but I am changing what I can. My daughter got me to recycle the coffee pods and I am starting to transition away from water bottles. The amount of plastic waste that is poisoning and injuring or killing sea life is what made me finally see the light.
But back to the topic at hand, I could watch Erin decorate and design till the cows come home.
Agree — I also am concerned about the health repercussions of pouring boiling water through plastic and consuming it. I can’t imagine you don’t ingest toxins when you make coffee that way.