I knew going into this house that there was no mudroom/back entryway/drop zone. And, I knew exactly where everyone’s backpacks and jackets would end up when they came in through the garage entrance. The kitchen floor has become the official dumping ground, just as I predicted.
(It never looks this clean, by the way.)
So, for now, we’ve ended up with a big catch-all basket in the garage, another one in the living room, and yet another by the front door. And, I attempted to add some bins for shoes at the top of our stairs. (But, who’s really going to carry their shoes all the way up there when they can just throw them in the kitchen?! Grrrr.)
So, all of this leads me to what I’ll be working on today. I have a real-life, super-official, professional organizer coming to my house. (Charlotte friends, do you know about Jennifer?) She and I (and the twins!) will be working on creating a functioning drop zone in the garage, right outside of our kitchen door. I’m so excited to hear her suggestions, and I may make all of my kids sign a binding agreement, promising to keep it up after she leaves. . .
Ours won’t be as fancy as these, but it’s fun to dream—and pin:
I grabbed a few things at IKEA last night. I was especially happy to find these big, sturdy Hemnes hooks:
So, that’s my day. I’m feeling motivated—for now. :)