How to organise a boot room
Practical boot room
An organised boot room is not all about clearing clutter, it’s also about creating a practical space for the family. So before you pick out your storage buys, make sure the room is decorated with a hard-wearing paint and robust flooring that’ll cope with all the foot traffic! Wood-effect vinyl is ideal.
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Create a place for pets. Above a dog bed, mount wire baskets on the wall to keep accessories and toys in – they’re the perfect design for letting air circulate around them. Store food and treats in tins on a shelf, hanging leads and collars on hooks below.
Locker room cabinets
Choose locker-room-style cupboards – they’re tough and durable and will stand up to a few knocks. Each family member can have their own place to store gardening tools, sports equipment and items for the car.
Clear perspex wall and coat rack
Create a space for damp coats by mounting a piece of Perspex on the wall to protect it from wet clothes and general scrapes, then add a coat rail.
Shoe storage solutions
Plan a boot storage area close to the back door to save stamping mud across the room. As well as a mat inside the door, put another one under your boot rack to catch the mud that drops off the boots. Plus, buy stackable storage crates with hinged lids for your other shoes.
Use oilcloth to line the inside of cupboards, so they can easily be wiped down. Choose a neutral-toned, patterned design that won’t show up too much dirt.