Hi ladies. I just bought my first house with my husband and 17m daughter. The "public areas" of the house, the kitchen/dining/family room combination and play room, really make it a great house for us. But there is always a "but..."
We enter the house from the garage, into the mudroom / laundry room. It leads directly into the kitchen. This room is extremely small. And I think it's lack of organization makes us extremely unorganized. I posted a picture of what it looks like (excuse the messiness!)
As you can see, there is storage. What is in there now is laundry supplies and extra small kitchen appliances that won't fit in the kitchen. We live in New Mexico, so locations for big puffy coats is NOT necessary. But I'd love a place to organize my purse, the diaper bag for daycare, our coats, etc. They end up all over the place in the house and make life more difficult in the morning. I think hanging storage on the walls would be the most likely to be utilized, but I don't know if that works for this tiny room.
As we just bought the house, money is tight. So there is no way the storage that is already in the room is coming down or changing significantly. I'm looking for lower cost additions or changes we could make.
Thanks for your suggestions!