If you have a garage or a covered porch . . . you can do this! When you get home from a run, soccer game, dog walk, bike ride, think about making a spot to hang all the wet, muddy, sweaty stuff so you don't have to bring it into the house. You can give that stuff a chance to dry out first. A great idea is to place a few hooks outside your door. Yep, just drill them right into the side of your house (preferably under a covered area) or in your garage. Second, get yourself a couple metal baskets or old wire milk crates. This is so shoes and boots have a home to dry out, and help avoid the outdoor shoe pile. Plus anything in a basket looks better than piled on the floor. And if you have room a little stool or bench is great place to plop yourself down while you pull your shoes off. That's it. No more piles of stuff outside your door. Your just created a home for it!
here are some metal baskets I love . . .
outdoor mudroom . . .