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Mud Room Organization

March 27, 2013

Well, one thing you made clear in the survey on Monday was that you like some spontaneity.  You have regimented routines and stressful careers and you like your daily dose of crazy.  So I'm going try to step away from the blog schedule I painstakingly created and get back to that place of random.  It's actually a little freeing I guess to know that y'all like just about anything I throw up here.  We obviously share the same elevated humor and evident good taste.  

But I'm not going to lie, it's going to be a bit more work for me.  It's easier to just glance up at the note above my computer and think, hmmm, it's Wednesday....Organization Tips.  Okay, Organization Tips, here we go.  But I'm up for the challenge.  It's more fun for you.  And I like to stretch myself.  We'll consider it an even trade.

I'm a bit surprised, however, that every single piece of blog advice floating around goes against this.  The Powers That Be dictate that a blog schedule must be created and maintained in order to give the reader a sense of what's coming next.  It's more professional.  It helps you to stay focused and maintain your brand.  It's all very editorial and reminds me of a shelter magazine.  And while I still like to sit down and tangibly flip the pages of the monthlies at my mom's house, I don't actually subscribe.  I'm not a magazine, I'm a person.  And I'm guessing ulitmately that what you like.

That being said, I let's look a some pretty organization this morning.  

 Here are some of my top picks for great mudroom storage.  What do you use? 

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  1. I love mudrooms! Hope to have one one day! These are great inspiration pics. xox

  2. I love that first image. If I ever had space for a mudroom it would look like that...xo Kristin

  3. Well said sister! :) And I'm thinking I need that rolling cart. Great pics!

  4. I love that first pic! With two little girls I am realizing a mudroom is crucial on the future must have list!

  5. I can't remember anyone's blog schedule anyways (I can barely remember my daily life schedule). I read for entertainment, ideas, and a sense of on-line friendship/community...not a schedule. To heck with the blog powers that be!

  6. I Love that first room!!! This is making me wish I went more neutral. :/

  7. So many great ideas! I am planning my mudroom make over for next fall!

  8. I love a good mudroom! And I was one of those that voted for random :)

  9. I wish I had a mudroom- my garage opens up right into my family room so I'm trying to come up with a way to add some piece of furniture that can organize my stuff while still fitting into my family room scheme- so this is great!!
    Isn't funny that the blog gods say order but then all the readers say random! I said random :)

  10. Ahhh I love mudrooms but no houses in california seem to have them. It seems the rest of the house would stay so tidy with one.

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  11. The one thing my house is lacking, a mudroom. We're seriously thinking of building one on. Love it all! (And love random posts, too).


  12. I am feeling the baskets. Must be the spring/summer thing.

  13. I like spontaneity but please don't take away the Meal Planning Mondays! I love that nice reminder to plan meals for the week and love to get new ideas! Just my 2 cents... : )

  14. They're all great, but what's up with the umbrellas in the fifth picture. There's like 20 umbrellas in that stand.

  15. Hooks, shelving and baskets seem to be a theme here. I kind of "wing" my posts...works for me :)

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  17. Bryce has a small mudroom in his house that holds the washer and dryer and hot water heater. It also has some cabinets and such...I would love to spice it up a bit!


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