The Best Organizing Tips

A Mudroom Gets Made Over

Beth Ann Kempf’s 200-year-old house has no downstairs closets, so her entry hall has to work overtime. Real Simple reclaimed the spot to improve the family’s overall exit strategy. Here’s how. 

Entry room with wall hooks and shoe shelves
Bjorn Wallander
Advertisement
  

What do you think about this slideshow? Share your own solutions and ideas.

View Earlier Comments

Related Content

Dishes stacked on shelves in front of chalkboard wall

Room-by-Room Organizing

Easy-to-steal storage tricks for small spaces (closets and bathrooms) and larger gathering spots (living rooms and kitchens).

PAGE 8 OF 10
 PreviousNext 

Every Inch of Wall Space Is Put to Work

Creative Use of Hooks
Bright racks (impossible to miss) remind the kids to put away gear rather than toss or lean it. Tiny items that tend to get lost—earbuds, goggles—hang on low hooks. Underneath, wet boots have a place to dry, away from cleaner shoes. Solid shelves prevent drips below.

To buy: Wauli coatracks, $75 each, etsy.com/shop/pmcustom. Ekby Mossby stainless-steel shelves, from $20 each, ikea.com.

Advertisement
Computer desk
Most Friends fans love Monica Geller’s ’90s-chic apartment, but hate...
from The Nest Blog » house & home
New research links moderate wine consumption with a lower prevalence of chronic...
from FOXNews.com
Glamping never looked so good - Curbed Single design moves that can transform a...
from POPSUGAR Home
You can now buy a six-pack of beer flavored lollipops. Yep, we're intereste...
from Tastepartner on The Huffington Post
...
from HuffPost Home - The Huffington Post
Dont overlook the cloakroom in your quest for a super-stylish abode its the ...
from Houzz