Mudroom basics keep kids (and you) organized year round. By Amanda Bedgood ~ Photography by Robin May

Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

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Getting organized is the easy part. Staying organized is where it gets tough. Each school year offers that blank notebook and sharp pencil — a promise of keeping things in their place. But keeping stuff truly in its place takes much more than willpower. And it surely helps to have a home for all that organization.

A mudroom is just such a home for the crew at Gerilyn Roth’s. The woman who helms Gerilyn Lytal Roth’s Interior Design keeps it in line with a cubby for each of her three children with spots to store every last item.

THE BASICS
• Hooks for backpacks, purses and sports equipment
• Shelves for storing books and binders
• Baskets for all the extras
• Allow room for dirty shoes

A bench on one side is perfect for a pitstop before heading into the house. Find a trending fabric like this fresh print from Lola Pink to change up the look of the space with little time or effort.

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