15 Minute Organizing – The Coat Closet
The Coat Closet
There are so many small organizing projects that you can do quickly. To give you some ideas for quick projects, I am starting a series of posts that will get you more organized and then maintain the order.The Coat Closet - Space for shoes, boots, baskets for hats, gloves, and scarves Click To Tweet
A while back I wrote about storage ideas for your most-used coats. What I didn’t tell you in that post is that we hang most of our coats on hooks out of necessity. Our coat closet is tiny and can’t hold more than 8 coats. Not enough for a family of 4 – forget guests’ coats. If you are lucky enough to have a large closet, organizing it can be a great, quick project.
Here are ideas from Pinterest.
This closet from Deliciously Organized makes great use of the floor for storage. Space for shoes, boots, baskets for hats, gloves, and scarves. I love it! I often suggest people use the back of the closet door to store often-used items.
Another note on coat closets. Sometimes the best quick fix you can do in this space is to get some good strong wooden hangers. Some winter coats are heavy and need the extra support that a strong hanger offers. They will protect your coats from a lot of wear & tear as well.
A little creativity goes a long way in a small space.
Sort, Purge, Group, Contain, Maintain.
What’s in your coat closet? Read Tracy’s post for some more ideas.
Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization.
She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client.
Janet is a Past Board Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO were she has been named Organizer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.