A boot tray in your mudroom or entrance space can be a blessing when you are dragging the not so nice snow in your home. I loved the idea of the boot trays, but I was always irritated after a puddle of water was left marinating my snow boots. Martha Stewart to the rescue; she suggests adding river stones to the tray to allow the melting water to move below the stones, allowing the shoes to dry faster and to stay dry. It works so well, I can’t even tell you how exciting I get to see this simple design at work. You can find a rubber tray at The Container Store (TCS) , Bed, Bath and Beyond (BB&B) or simply recycle an old lid from a discarded plastic box. If hunting for river stones is not your thing, Michaels sells the stones.