Coat Closet Ideas
Sure, a coat closet is often a small space, but that doesn't mean that it has to be cluttered. In fact, a few simple changes can take your coat closet from messy to organized.
By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik
While the typical coat closet is small and leaves little room for storing a large number of items, it doesn't mean organization is not a possibility.
Because coat closets are often located just inside the door of an apartment or home, the items that are stored in these spaces should optimally be limited to those that are for outdoor use. Coat closets are ideal for stowing away jackets, umbrellas and everyday shoes.
A few budget-friendly tricks for organizing coat closets include adding a closet rod, wire closet shelving or hooks that are mounted to the walls. Rods and hooks will allow for jackets to be hung, eliminating the habit of coats being tossed onto a living room couch or chair.
Shelves are useful for keeping baskets that store outdoor accessories, such as umbrellas, gloves, hats and scarves. A small shoe shelf can also come in handy for organizing a few pairs of shoes that are used on a regular basis. Other grab-and-go necessities that might be stored on coat closet hooks include a handbag, pre-packed diaper bag or a foldable stroller.
See also: Closet Planning Guide
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