Just the other day I gave our mudroom a good spring cleaning. I moved all of our heavy winter coats and boots to the front hall closet and went through all of the mudroom baskets. You would be surprised at the miscellaneous stuff I find crammed into those baskets. No, actually those of you with kids wouldn't be surprised at all ;)
We start out the winter with a basket for each person in the family to keep their winter gear (hats, gloves, scarves, etc.) in. The dogs get a basket too. But sometime after Christmas, our system always begins to fall apart.
And then, before you know it, there are book bags, shoes and winter gear spilling out of the baskets and all over the bench. I am glad to have the mudroom where everything stays pretty much contained, but I just want to be honest in that it doesn't usually look like these pictures. Sometimes it is hard to see the floor.
Sometimes, on our house's messy days, I look at the pictures on this blog just to remember that it can be neat again. As you can see from how dirty they are, my Hunter boots are not just a blog prop. I wear them all year long to work outside and walk in the woods.
Our (very small) powder room is just off of the mudroom. I thought I would share this picture just to give a perspective on where everything is. If you are new here, I shared how we created this mudroom from Ikea bookcases in this post.
I will be posting a lot more Spring pictures this week so I hope you will stop by again.