When summer draws to a close and the scents of fall are in the air we turn our focus to winter planning. Stock up on firewood, check the seals on windows and doors, remove dead plants from the flower pots and have furnaces checked and flues cleaned. Heating bills are added to household and business budgets, and for some business owners there is the potential loss of revenue particularly for the hospitality industry.
Virtually any high traffic entry like kitchen doors, back entrances and employee entrances can benefit from a mud room. In addition to creating a space outside of the entrance for shoes, coats, and other items, a mud room creates an area which protects a building from changes in temperature.
Flexibility is the key to success in both the natural world and in business. In the winter when it’s cold, we put on a heavy coat. When the weather changes, we dress in layers to peel off or add on to adjust to the temperature. In business we plan a budget to accommodate to circumstances from one year to the next. The same concept can be applied with great success to our personal environments.