There are five of us in our family. And we all have stuff. Lots of stuff. And where do you think all of this stuff winds up as said family members walk into the house? Everywhere but nowhere really.
Lucky for me, we had this decently-sized space in our mudroom/laundry combo that would make the mudroom cubby system my sanity so coveted.
Armed with a sketch and some melamine boards, we built the most useful piece of furniture in our house!
organize your Mudroom with a Cubby System
Our mudroom/laundry combination is galley-shaped with a pantry on one end and a little powder room on the other. And yet, all the comings and goings happen in this small space. The bags, shoes and hats all needed a place to go other than on the floor.
So I engaged my “construction crew” (otherwise known as husband and father-in-law) to take a rough sketch and make me the cubby system of my dreams.
Our mudroom cubby system is 62″ (l) x 49″ (h) with five individual cubbies. Create yours to fit your space and family needs.
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organize your stuff with a mudroom cubby system
In addition to simply holding all my family’s stuff, my favorite part of these cubbies was making each individual cubby a reflection of the person whose stuff would go in it.
While my “construction crew” was on break, I scoured my house to find items that would serve as hooks for each cubby. For my daughter, I found a Little People prince and princess; son #1, a dinosaur which we cut in half; son #2, two wooden cars; me, two vintage-looking sewing spools; my husband…. Well, he had to special order his hooks since he wanted University of Arizona doodads!
Organize and Personalize
The backsides of the cubbies were decorated with peel-n-stick removable wallpaper.
Add a basket to hold shoes, balled-up socks that never make it to the hamper, dirt and rocks (so.much.dirt) and whatever other stuff that would otherwise be all over the floor. Confine it all to an individual mudroom cubby system!
Sanity has returned! Happy, happy house!!