10 Smart Storage Solutions for Coats and Hats
As you start to break out those accessories for cooler weather, use these handy hooks and stands to keep them off the floor.
Rustic Ladder With Wire Baskets
If you live in cramped quarters, a leaning ladder secured to the wall maximizes unused wall space without taking up too much real estate on the floor, suggest Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, cofounders of the Home Edit. Detachable baskets create a drop spot for neat stacks of folded scarves and other small accessories, like gloves and hats. With empty rungs at the top, there’s plenty of space to drape coats and scarves.
To buy: $209; shadesoflight.com.
Over-the-Door Shoe Bag
Think outside the bin when it comes to the tools you use to organize. Give a traditional shoe organizer new life by transforming it into space-saving storage for grab-and-go items on the back of a door, says Jamie Hord of Horderly Professional Organizing. Reserve the lower pockets for kids’ supplies to keep them within easy reach. The clear pockets make it easy to spot what you need in a flash.
To buy: $11; containerstore.com.
Water-Hyacinth Storage Bins
Rubbermaid Small Bento Storage Box
If you don’t have a coat closet, Beth Penn, a professional organizer and the founder of Bneato Bar, recommends enlisting sectioned bins to keep gloves and hand warmers separate from hats and scarves. Tuck the container beneath an entryway table or bench to keep the items easily accessible as you dash out the door.
To buy: $20; amazon.com.
Swivel Hanging Rack
Place this pivoting six-tier iron rack near in your entryway so that items you normally drop at the door will have a home off of the floor.
To buy: $98, anthropologie.com.
Cast-Metal Hexagon Wall Hook
Stagger a few of these pretty iron, pewter, and brass hexagon hooks to hold onto shed hats and scarves in the entryway. When not put to use, their geometric shape offers some visual interest to a blank wall.
To buy: $19, rhteen.com.
A Multi-Tiered Coat Rack
Better than a basic coat rack, this tiered entryway stand not only has hooks for holding jackets and coats, but also shelves for stashing gloves, hats, and winter boots. Consider this your complete get-ready station.
To buy: $159, urbanoufitters.com.
A Slim, Space-Saving Coat Rack
Want to squeeze a coat rack into a cramped entryway or teeny-tiny apartment? Opt for this Umbra wall-mounted rack with hooks that flip down when you need them, and flip up when you don't. See, you really can fit a coat rack into a small space.
To buy: $30, amazon.com.
A Tree-Shaped Coat Rack
If a coat rack is going to be the first thing guests see when they walk in the door, you'll want to get a cute one. And it just doesn't get any cuter than this whimsical tree-shaped rack from Wayfair. The 18 "branches" provide plenty of hooks for holding coats, scarves, and purses.
To buy: $71, wayfair.com.
Industrial Hook Coat Rack
If you want a coat rack that's as stylish as it is functional, choose this modern industrial option made with metal hooks and a mango-wood base. Available in a small five-hook rack or a larger nine-hook rack, this organizer was designed to accommodate entryways large and small.
To buy: From $49, westelm.com.