So you have finally brought that pricey 'Balenciaga' leather jacket, that you have been eyeing for quite a while. But now you are worried about finding space for it in your overfull closet. It is a good idea to clear up the clutter in your wardrobe, so that you can fit in all your winter essentials.
Freestanding Coat Storage Ideas
Not every house or apartment has a coat closet. If your hallway is small and there is little space to fit in a coat closet, you can have a free standing coat storage like a coat rack, a hall tree or even install coat hooks.
Hall trees provide a complete storage solution for large families. A hall tree is a freestanding structure consisting of a bench seat attached to a backboard. Hooks are fastened onto the backboard and coats and jackets can be suspended from them.
While putting on shoes or boots, the bench provides a place to sit. Often, additional storage is provided underneath the bench seats, which can be used for storing boots and shoes. A wall mounted drawer unit is also found in some hall trees, which is convenient for storing scarves and gloves.
Another compact coat storage option is to invest in a coat rack. A coat rack takes up less floor space and it can fit in confined spaces. It is a tall pole-like structure with many small and medium hooks for hanging coats and scarves.
They are made of wood or metal, so you can get a coat rack in either of the material, to match with the rest of your décor. The biggest disadvantage of a coat rack is that it can become unstable, if too many jackets and coats are hung on its hooks.
Hooks and Pegs
When you have limited space and even limited budget, a simple solution for storing coats is installing hooks and pegs. It might be a good idea to install hooks and pegs at eye level for different members of your family. They are great for kids as well as older people.
You can also color code the pegs to personalize them according to the needs of different family members. It limits the use of space and is also inexpensive. Make sure that you invest in wooden hooks that have rounded ends so that your coat fabric does not snag.
Hanging organizers, which are nothing but fabric or canvas compartments can be hung on the back of the coat closet door. They are very handy for storing a wide variety of items like shoes and rain gear.
If you are thinking of organizing your house, you can have the coat storage cubbies that is suitable for your family's needs. Do not store too many jackets in the closet, as cramming them together might damage them. Use these storage ideas to create the perfect coat closet, and have a tidy and organized house.