INSIDE: How to build an awesome family mudroom cubby organizer. DIY entryway storage for family and kids home organization.
There are five of us in my family. And we all have stuff. Lots of stuff. And where do you think all of this stuff winds up when they walk into the house? Everywhere but nowhere really.
Fortunately, we had an empty wall in our mudroom that was screaming out to be utilized in some nifty DIY way! ????
Armed with a sketch and some affordable melamine boards, we built the most useful piece of furniture in our house!
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How To Make Awesome Family Mudroom Cubby Organizer
Our mudroom is not large. It’s also home to the laundry room and a small powder room. Needless to say, a lot of action happens in this small space. And when you add in all the bags, shoes and hats, it was any semi-organized person’s nightmare! It all needed a place to go other than on the floor.
So I engaged my “construction crew” (aka: my husband and father-in-law) to take a rough sketch and make me the mudroom cubby system of my organizational dreams!!
– Melamine boards: 2 longer boards for the top and bottom; 6 shorter boards for the sides and cubby dividers
TIP: Ask the hardware store to cut the boards for you.
NOTE: Our mudroom cubby system is 62″ (l) x 49″ (h) with five individual cubbies. Create yours to fit your space and family needs.
How To Organize Your Mudroom with Storage Cubbies
Build the frame of the cubby system, using the two longer melamine boards + 2 shorter melamine boards.
Drill pilot holes into the melamine boards and use cabinet screws to secure.
Measure out the space for your individual cubbies. Ours has 5 cubbies, each measuring 11″ in width.
Once again, drill holes on the top and bottom boards where the divider boards will go. Secure with cabinet screws.
How to Build Helpful Mudroom Organizational System
Our mudroom cubby organizational system was going to be wall-mounted.
To keep it secure on the wall, we cut five 4″ high density composite fiberboards the length of each cubby and nailed them to the wall. These will serve as the “hangers” for the cubby system.
Lift the cubby system on top of these fiberboard “hangers”. Secure the cubby system from the top into these hanger boards.
Use the same high density composite fiberboard, cut a strip and screw it into the wall underneath cubby system. This will be used to help support the cubby system.
Use wooden table legs to fit underneath the cubby system as additional support.
Pre-drill each leg with a pilot hole. Use a spade bit to drill into the cubby to sink the head of the bolt into the board.
With a ratchet, screw the toggle bolt through the cubby into the table leg.
Add decorative wood trim to the top and bottom boards of the cubby. Secure with cabinet nails.
How to Keep Family Organized with Easy Mudroom Storage
Organizational sanity once again. Yay!