Finding a Place for Your Mudroom

Learn about the best locations in your home to add a mudroom.


Photo courtesy of Closet Maid

By: Julie Cole Miller

Depending on where your mudroom is located — near the front door, the back or adjacent to your living quarters — you may have distinctly different needs. As you think about the layout of your house, take a look around and come up with a plan that works for you. Just remember to find a place that's convenient. "It’s going to take a lot more effort if it isn't near the main door," says professional organizer Ruthann Betz-Essinger. "The simpler it is to put things away, the better off you'll be."

Here are some ideas to keep in mind for each location.

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