Regular cleaning of your mud room will help keep mud and dirt out of the rest of your home. Every home has some variation of a mud room; it is the room through which people first enter your home, appropriately named because it is where people remove their (possibly muddy) shoes before they enter the rest of your home. Since it is the first thing visitors see, it is essential that your mud room looks nice and inviting.
The first step in cleaning your mudroom is removing things like benches and rugs so you can properly clean. Smaller rugs can be draped over a railing or hung up on the clothesline then hit with a broom handle to get rid of the dirt that has built up. Once your area is free from obstructions, conduct a thorough sweeping to pick up larger clumps of dirt and dust. Once the area has been swept, use a bucket of water and a mop to rid the floor of dirt marks. Floor cleaning solutions can be added to the water for tough stains, but warm water and a mop will get the job done just as well. Thorough sweeping will make moping the floor much easier because there will be less dirt for the mop to push around.
Once the floor is clean, there are a few ways to keep it that way. Having some sort of rubber mat or shoe caddy near the door will ensure that people remove their shoes promptly upon entering your home. Also placing a mat on the outside of the door gives people a place to wipe their feet off outside so less dirt makes it in. Taking simple measures will ensure that your mudroom, and by extension the rest of your home, stays clean and looks great.