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Mud Room closet

Organizing Mamas – Mud Room Closet Makeover | Before

Tia and I are back with our Organizing Mamas challenge. I left off with the before of a cabinet space that I didn’t complete, but she completed hers! Instead I decided to jump start our challenge with a new space. As a reminder, bi-weekly her and I will select a space in our home that needs a little help getting organized and functional. We’ll share with you the before of the space and two weeks later we will do a reveal.

We hope that by seeing us tackling problem areas in our homes, you will get motivated to do the same in yours. I promise you, taking the time to get those problem areas together goes a long way in keeping you organized and sane.

My laundry room is a major problem area. While I have done a few upgrades like changing the paint color and painting the cabinets the two closets in there have gotten NO love.

Laundry Room Makeove


I really need the coat closet in there to function as winter approaches.  I am also tired of almost breaking my neck tripping over wet umbrellas and cleats that get thrown on the floor as we come in from the garage. As the weather gets colder I need to be able to hang coats, sweaters and hats and have a place to store cleats and rain boots.

My husband and I discussed completely taking out the two closets and transforming it into a true mudroom but we would lose storage so I think this is the next best option.

Please don’t judge me, this is what the closet looks like right now. I know, *hangs head in shame*

Mud Room Closet


Mud Room closet


Mud Room closet


Now for my inspiration for the closet:


Mud Room Closet


Mud Room Closet


Mud Room Closet


…and so you can get a peek at the other closet, just know the next month will be spent getting these closets together.



Head over and take a look at Tia’s pantry reveal!

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Cleaning Out My Closet + Yard Sale Tips

Hi, my name is Mimi and I like to throw my clothes on the floor instead of hanging them up. I mean, really how much harder is it to take an extra 5 seconds to hang up your clothing than tossing it on the floor and having to take days to clean it up. This is the struggle I am facing trying to get some order in our master closet.

Because I am one to own up to my own transgressions all of this mess is because of me. My husband graciously tip toes around this mess to gather his neatly hung up things. I figured I should fix this mess before he goes HAM because if it was the other way around….you already know.

There is still a whole ton of chaos left in my closet but the light at the end of the tunnel is you can see the floor. That’s all I have. I’m going to be working with an organizing business to start looking at the best use of space in the small closet as we embark on finishing up the closet and the master bathroom that we started almost 2 years ago…..

So, there was some sort of method to this closet cleaning madness. I decided to start with the hanging clothes and remove the items that I haven’t worn, forgotten about, or can no longer fit. Tossed those on the bed. Then I sorted into a keep and give away pile.

The giveaway pile ended up being the things I put out at the yard sale.

Closet organization

Want to know what I learned about throwing a yard sale before you decide to embark on your own? Good, I have tips.

Garage Sale Tips

Garage Sale

  1. People won’t value your junk things like you will. If you think it’s worth more than $10 don’t put it out there. Save that for eBay or Craigslist.
  2. If you want to receive a certain price for something, tell the looking for nearly free 99 things patron a price $3 above. You MIGHT get somewhere close to what you want for the item.
  3. Be ready for the group deal. People will try to collect 5 things that should be priced at $15 all together and offer you $4 for the lot. If you really want to give it away, go ahead. If you don’t, be ready to counter and counter quick. Too much thinking is weakness for the seasoned yard sale haggler. I had someone try to offer me $4 for two never worn pair of shoes. NO MA’AM.
  4. Put children’s clothing up front and organize it well. People are always looking for kids clothes, the easier you make it for them to find the sizing they need the more they will buy.
  5. Have fun! I had one of my fellow baseball moms sit out with me. She sold a few of her own items. We sat in the shade and talked and laughed with the shoppers. I even met some of my neighbors.

 Ever thrown a yard sale? Have any additional tips to add?