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built-in-storage-lockers (with USB ports! wish i would have thought of this! *it may not be too late*)

Built-in Mudroom Lockers

This one-wall mudroom can handle a season's worth of athletic gear and outerwear. See 9 more hard-working rooms that make life easier at (Photo: Eric Roth)

10 Hard-Working Rooms That Make Life Easier

49 Brilliant Garage Organization Tips, Ideas and DIY Projects...If you don’t already have a mud room, the garage is the perfect place to set one up. A few locker cabinets and some canvas totes give you the perfect place to keep jackets and muddy shoes from entering your home. You can set this system up just inside the garage door and save yourself from mopping every time someone comes in.

This mud room has open storage spaces. Door has glass on it to come light through. We can see is cabinet. Extra baskets for storage are there. We can see rectangle shape on shelf and basket. Light colour wooden floor with vertical and horizontal lines.

Organized desk area- Cute for small spaces. Also, perfect motivation for me to paint my desk (which looks a lot like this one but it's an ugly color).

Organized desk area- Cute for small spaces. | Home DIY Center

This was designed to be a family information center (the sheet metal panels for magnets). But I think it has great potential just as a faux unit to fill a spot that is too narrow for furniture (entry way) or an already crowded shared bedroom (maybe peel-n-stick mirrors instead?) or a great mudroom wall or room divider for smaller homes/spaces...

organizational boards - The Idea Room

Entry-way organization. awesome

tutorial: how to paint a modern barn quilt sign

I like this idea of having files for kids' papers right by their backpacks.

I like the space above the kitchen sink window to put something there like "Douglas"