August 31, 2008

Org Junkie's Rounding Up Entryways!



Org Junkie's Monthly Organizing Round-Up is so inspiring! As I prepared for school to start soon, I knew my mudroom needed to be lassoed in! Yes, I'm cheesy, but accomplishing this has made me feel great! Our "mudroom" (as much of a mudroom as San Diegans have) is at the backdoor which leads to the garage. This is the door we exit to go anywhere by car.

Before:


First, I had to take out the trash!!!


I put jackets in the coat closet, and hung backpacks, lunch box, and caps on hooks. There is a lightweight jacket in a small pocket of Timothy's backpack, waiting for October. And the shoes needed a new home...


Bought this shoe rack for the front door a month ago in preparation for this roundup. What happened OFTEN was the kids and I would come in from the car (back door), but they would make it all the way to the living room before taking off their shoes. So now the shoes are to be placed at the front door which opens directly into the living room. Everyone wants the top rack, and today I made a final decision it would be Samantha's since she has the least amount of dexterity (being the youngest):


Here are the baskets on the outside...


Now closeup and on the inside...

Seasonal items because it will eventually get cold (and I will keep sunscreen in there as well):



I never have the books or dvds at the back door when I'll be driving by the library. Now as soon as we've watched them, they go in here:



For bills, thank you notes, and all things "letter":

Mom's shoes (2 of the baskets are for this):



Things to be given away:



I decided to put my purse in this middle slot because the outlet is right there. I can keep my phone in my purse and charge it at the same time:

After:
Thanks, Org Junkie!!!

9 comments:

Pam said...

WOW!! Great Job!! I know you feel GREAT about this!!

Sharon said...

Here, Here! Hats off to you! I'm mighty impressed and want you to come tackle MY mess now!! Well done, lady.

cakescraps said...

I love what you've done with your entryway! It looks great!

Marc and Charity said...

wow, looks awesome! love the labeled baskets, very cool!

Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle said...

Amazing work - I love it! You've thought of everything. :)

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I AM IMPRESSED!!!! Way to go!! Where did you find the great pictures for the labels?

HopewellMomSchool said...

I love this! The way you used the cubes is just great!

Katy said...

You did a fantastic job!!!!! :)

Christi said...

Hooray! It looks great! You are doing a great job, I am so happy for you!