It has finally started to rain down here in sunny Southern California, and it is a welcome break for the seemingly nonstop sunshine we have been getting for the last few months. Hopefully this rainstorm can replenish our snow pack, fill reservoirs and prevent some forest fires this summer. At the same time we better hope that this sudden downpour does not cause our very fragile hillsides to collapse and turn into a muddy tidal wave, crushing everything in its path. Speaking of mud, even if a natural disaster does not occur, you should prevent a dirty disaster from occurring in your home. Using a shoe tray in your mudroom is a great way to keep that grossness from entering the rest of your home.
The idea behind a shoe tray is that when you enter your foyer with dirty, wet and muddy shoes you can just kick them off in the tray. That way the mud never comes in contact with your carpet, tile or hardwood floors and is limited to the welcome mat and this handy dandy shoe tray. It is a great way to ensure your floors look great even through the rainy season.
When you have children, it is important to stay vigilant with them and make sure they are taking their muddy shoes off in the entryway every single time. There is nothing worse than coming home from a long day at work to find Junior has made mud-tracks leading to his room on your brand new beige carpeting!
The Merrick Engineering Boot Tray is a great choice for your entryway. This metal boot tray is very discrete and simple looking, yet is perfect for capturing that mud and gunk that inevitably gets tracked indoors during inclement weather. With this tray, you can rest assured that the dirty and debris stays in your hallway and out of the rest of your home.