The decision to keep a pet in the house is a big one; you need to work out where it will sleep, where it will eat, where you’ll store its food and supplies. If you’re purchasing a cat, you have a litter box to worry about, while dogs bring their own set of accidents and unpleasant smells to the table. Carving out a space in your home for a pet is every bit as difficult as outfitting a baby’s nursery or giving a child their own bedroom! But there’s a simple solution that a lot of families overlook: the mudroom. Giving your pet a safe space centered around your family mudroom is a great option that will keep your house clean and organized, and you sane as well.