Create the functionality of a locker room in your mudroom. For an active family, having a designated area for backpacks, shoes, and sporting equipment saves time generally spent looking for a missing soccer cleat.
The start of the school year also means after-school activities, which tend to include a lot of stuff. Keep sports gear, instruments, coats, boots and more organized by installing cubbies. Build them with different compartments for large and small items, and don’t forget hooks for jackets.