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A+ Tips For Back To School


by: Steve Schall, Wood Specialists
School is back in session and it is time to get equipped with the right tools to keep you feeling organized and prepared for whatever life throws your way.  
Whether you have an entryway or a mudroom these spaces in your home will work overtime during the school year, becoming a residence for backpacks, sports equipment, shoes and more. Keeping these spaces neat can help your high-traffic areas feeling more like a home then a gym.
Locker Style Cabinets
It’s hide and seek! Keep things hidden by opting for installing doors or cabinets into your mudroom. Try locker-style cabinets to give everyone their own place to store backpacks and everything else in between.  
Think vertically! Adding shelves will create easy access to those everyday items while keeping your space neat and organized. Add your personal touch of style by adding baskets or storage bins.  
Get Creative
Limited on space? Try adding a bench that flips up or has drawers underneath for hidden storage space. Fun wall hooks can add an element of design and function to your space.
Want real-life inspiration? You can see all kinds of mudrooms, entries and drop zones during the Fall Parade of Homes and Remodeled Home Tour.
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All photos provided by Wood Specialists.
About Steve:
Steve Schall is part owner and Business Manager at Wood Specialists and has been with the company for the past seven years. Starting out in the assembly room helping load and install cabinetry, Schall has since learned numerous office functions and taken on the role as Business Manager. He is active in the Home Builders Association of Fargo – Moorhead, including exhibiting at the Home and Garden Show and serving on the Remodelers Council. He brings his expertise in framing, estimating, merchandising, warehousing and managing to assist the council in community projects and beyond.