Nothing should be kept in the mudroom that you won’t use on a weekly—preferably daily—basis.
Generally speaking, a mudroom will be close to a garage or an entry and exit point of the home. If there are things in there that don’t correspond to being taken out, they should be relocated.
Empty every bin, cubby, locker and basket to find the stuff that doesn’t fit a mudroom’s purpose. Look for out-of-season items that can be easily relocated to a storage area in the basement, garage or attic.
In addition to trash bags for the junk, as you declutter, Pettit suggests designating an area for items that can be donated and paper that can be shredded.
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