Homemakers who are constantly bothered by the dirt and clutter that kids often bring in to the house should consider adding a mudroom or a really organized entryway/entry hall. As the name implies, the mudroom contains mud and other outside elements to prevent it from spreading inside the house. This may either be just a small area or a tiny room near the entry way. Most houses in farm areas and snow-prone areas have a mudroom situated near the entrance of the house or by the kitchen. However, other modern houses and apartments also get to benefit from installing one in their homes.