If your home is on the small side or if your home is slightly on the cluttered side, you know that winter poses a bit more of a problem than summer. Your space must now be shared with those winter essentials like boots and coats and hats.
These simple hacks are sure to help with the cluttered feeling winter can often cause.
- Purchase a good quality boot rack
A boot rack not only keeps your footwear organized, it will keep them looking better and lasting longer. So often we pile our expensive leather boots and shoes on top of each other, leaving them to wallow in salty, melted snow and dirt. Not only will a boot rack keep your foyer looking less cluttered, your expensive boots and shoes will have the chance to dry properly. Keep your boots upright with a cut up pool noodle inserted in each boot.
- Stack Your Hats and Mitts
There are many different styles and types of stacking storage baskets and boxes available to match your décor and budget. Each member of the family can “own” a box for their winter accessories. If you do not have the space for a stacking storage box consider a wicker laundry hamper at the front door. Place a clothesline bag on the side with clothes pegs readily available. Mitts and gloves can be pinned together saving you from the frustration of looking for that rogue mitt.
- Closet Organizer
The hall closet can be one of the most difficult areas to keep organized. A closet organizer can help you make the most of your space. There are many options from custom built to DIY online projects to help you get the organizer that will work best for your space and your needs.
- Use Miracle Hangers
Miracle hangers can be great for organizing each person in the house. Hoodies, sweaters, and light jackets can be organized per family member leaving more space in the closet or on the clothes horse for heavier garments. Colour code each hanger for each person.
- Quilt Rack
Quilt racks are often considered a vintage piece of furniture relegated to grandma’s spare bedroom, yet they come in all shapes and sizes for any décor or space and are extremely useful. Keep your throws and cozy blankets on a quilt rack when not in use and keep your living and family room looking much less cluttered.