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Mudroom Hacks: Ideas for Storing Muddy Boots & Shoes

by Karen Svites 10/03/2022

Bulky footwear can be difficult to keep organized, especially when muddy or dirty. While many homeowners have a mudroom to help prevent tracking mud inside the house, the mudroom itself can become a chaotic mess. Luckily, there are some simple ways to store and organize your wet or soiled footwear no matter the size of your space. Here are some mudroom storage hacks for your footwear:

Hang a Coat Rack

Simple coat racks also make excellent boot racks. All you need is the style of coat rack with long enough pegs to keep the boot or shoe from falling off. You can keep it on the floor and turn the boots upside down or attach the rack to the wall and hang it vertically. Experiment with different styles and sizes of rack to fit your particular footwear needs.

Try a Pebble Tray

Using pebbles and coarse gravel for drainage is a staple among savvy gardeners, but it also makes an excellent addition to a mudroom. By filling a shallow tray with a small layer of pebbles, gravel or stones, you create a surface that allows your wet footwear to drain.

Plastic Bins & Crates

When in doubt, plastic bins and crates are a go-to storage solution for wet and dirty belongings. They're easy to clean, lightweight and perfect for stacking. For a convenient footwear organization hack, turn plastic bins on their sides so the opening faces out. This will make it easier to see which boots and shoes are in the bin while allowing for better airflow and drainage. Plastic milk crates are another fun option for upcycling and can be combined into custom cubby units.

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Karen Svites

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My name is Karen Svites. I am a real estate professional/Broker and a top producing agent in the Asheville area. I have lived in North Carolina since 1994 and have called Asheville my home and place for my husband and I to raise our wonderful children. My husband is a native of North Carolina and we are blessed to live here. We enjoy the people, seasons, culture and many outdoor activities available to us.