Hi friends! This week, I Appleshined a coat closet. My client was already halfway there with good intentions (note the matching hangers, wicker baskets and large bins) but needed a little direction in order to complete the look.
The main goal was to get everything off the floor, except for shoes. And I even limited those to 'utility shoes' like sneakers, rain boots, snow boots, etc. Anything else (ie- nicer) went into their bedroom closets. Luckily, the green bins were a perfect size for the job and the bendable material allowed for a little give with the odd shoe sticking out.
The baskets on the top shelved housed outerwear accessories like gloves, scarves, hats and umbrellas. I arranged the jackets by seasonal weight, the lighter, warmer-weather jackets in the front and the heavy, winter coats in the back. The kids coats were moved into their own sections in the family mud room.
Like I said, all the key tools were there but needed that organizational finesse to make it functional. Sometimes, it just takes a little extra time to think through the flow of the space to create a truly organized system.
Tell me, Appleshiners, what tricks do you have for organizing your coat closet?
PS- Check back tomorrow for a very cool post on some very cool, space saving furniture!