I'm continuing on my mission of cleaning and organizing my home room by room, all before the kids go back to school. Today my attention turns to my mudroom. My mudroom seems to be the hub of our home...especially in the mornings and afternoons. It's where schedules, mail, book bags, shoes, jackets etc are all kept.
The summer has left the place a bit of a mess with piles that must be gone through. I started by sorting the piles...garbage, to be filed, and action needed.
I also removed all the old paperwork from last year, to make room for the new. However, even with the two cork boards you see, it seems that I have never seem to have enough space to tack up all of the papers that come home from school. My solution...
adding some self-adhesive cork to the inside of the cabinets.
I started by cutting it to size and adhering it to the inside of each door of a double cabinet in the mudroom. I have two kids, so one for each of them.
To avoid any confusion, I created "name tags" for each of the sides using my Silhouette machine.
Here's a close-up
Now when the papers start to come in, I'll have somewhere else to tack them up. The best part is when I shut the doors no one will ever know.
Here's the end result of my clean-up. It's so nice to see the countertop again.