outdoor mudroom . . .

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 . . .

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outdoor mudroom . . .

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