I can't even begin to tell you how much I loathe winter wear. Yes, I love to wear it because it keeps you warm and snuggle buggled...but it truly is the BANE of my existence. You lose a glove/mitten and your whole day is ruined, or a hat goes missing...never to be found again, even though you clearly put your name on it with a nice, black Sharpie (in this case I'm referring to children's winter wear...but hey, if you're an adult and find the need to label yours - good for you!). Oh the boots and the snow pants and the scarves and the hats and the mittens and the coats...EEEEEEKKKKK!!! Do you ever find that your entry way looks like this?
As you can also see, we have two ribbon boards (no idea what those are called, so I made up a term) above the coat area. One board is for sunglasses and the other board is for birthday invites, baby announcements, and the random photo from here or there.
Another feature of this area is the basket that's tucked away in the corner. This basket serves as the "basement" basket. From time to time something from our basement ends up upstairs; toys, office supplies, a tool, etc. And we all know what a drag it is to run downstairs every single time something needs to go down there. So, basement basket to the rescue! Throw it in there and the next person to go down will take it with them. Saves a few trips and keeps it all in one place.
You're probably wondering where all the hats, mittens and scarves go. Well, here's our solution for that!
So, there you have it! Our way to organize the mess that is winter wear (and coats and back packs)!!!