In Pottery Barn’s house their mudroom looks like this. They have a nice barn. They must have well mannered animals.
And their “photo albums” they send me every day have made me believe a mud room should look like this.
So why does mine like this? What is wrong with us? We don’t even live in a barn.
It must be my animals.
The baseboards in my mud room take a serious beating with 7 people coming in and out several times a day. Kids kick their shoes off spraying mud and dirt around, smudging walls and doing other destructive things. I, of course, always gently put my shoes right where they go.
So today I took a sponge with some mild dishwashing liquid and warm water on it and scrubbed away. Surprisingly this job only took me about 5 minutes. The sponge was even able to get the dirt out of the corners with some extra care. There were a few dark smudges on the wall from thrown shoes that I had to use the Magic Eraser on. If you don’t have one of these, they are awesome, go get yourself some from Target.
So maybe it is your front door, maybe your back door, maybe a make shift mud room you created from a coat closet; but I am sure you have an area where people disrobe and throw. That’s the area we are talking about today.
Giddy Up Girl!
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