A year and a half ago I posted about our organized coat closet. And for sometime it worked quite well for us. But as my kids got old enough to put on and pull off their own winter gear and (in theory) put it away, the old system of coats on high-up hangers and hats and mittens in a bin on the top shelf was not working anymore. I needed a way to make the closet more accessible to them.
And I needed a way to do it without spending any money. Because, um, I didn't have any.
What I did have is two cheap cubby shelves that I stacked on top of one another and screwed to the the wall. I filled it with the same bins I had before, putting kids stuff in the lower ones and grown up stuff higher up.
I screwed some painted 2x4's to the wall and attached to them various mismatched knobs and hooks I had. The boards and hooks extend around the side of the closet to give us plenty of room for coats and bags and whatnot.
It works so much better for us in this stage of life than the old closet organization. And I love it's mini mudroom look.
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