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Coat Closet/Mini Mudroom

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Create a coat closet or mini mudroom with additional shelving and hooks. Also a great place to store back packs and the everyday items like sunscreen during the summer and scarves/gloves/hats during the winter months.
One of the first steps in creating our closet was to clear it all out and sort through what we really needed for each season. During the winter months, we have one coat for each person and the rest of our coats were donated. The cubbies also allow us to change out things for the current season.
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Creating cubbies at the top of the closet allows for the perfect place to keep those everyday items easily accessible.
  • organizing coat closet mini mudroom, closet, foyer, organizing, storage ideas
  • organizing coat closet mini mudroom, closet, foyer, organizing, storage ideas
Placing hooks on each side allows for a quick and easy place to store coats, back packs, purses or umbrellas.
  • organizing coat closet mini mudroom, closet, foyer, organizing, storage ideas
Lower shelving allows for a great place to store your shoes.
  • organizing coat closet mini mudroom, closet, foyer, organizing, storage ideas
A larger hook can be placed on the inside of the door to store larger coats, purses, or grocery bags.
  • organizing coat closet mini mudroom, closet, foyer, organizing, storage ideas
Underneath the lower shelf is a great place to keep bins or baskets. We keep some of the kid's toys in there like legos and puzzles.
  • organizing coat closet mini mudroom, closet, foyer, organizing, storage ideas

To see more: http://mybellabug.blogspot.com/2014/02/coat-closet-finale.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Sep 15, 2014

    Wow! Looks picture perfect. Those little shoes are adorable too :)

  • Heather
    Heather Saint Peters, MO
    on Dec 7, 2014

    We did something very similar to a small not very functional coat closet we have in our small crowded foyer. The closet had bifold doors and it was very hard to get coats in and out. We removed the doors and the closet rod, painted it dark brown and set it up similar to yours. Much more functional and looks great!

  • Ginger
    Ginger Agawam, MA
    on Jan 3, 2015

    where did you put all the coats that were hanging there? looks like just children's stuff now.

  • Veronica H
    Veronica H Ellenwood, GA
    on Jan 3, 2015

    Great idea!

  • Jennifer G
    Jennifer G Clifton, CO
    on Jan 3, 2015

    Some great ideas here! I may steal some to modify for my front entry-way 'closet'. The under-the-house access hatch is on the closet floor, so I have to be creative and leave the floor clear, but those upper shelves will work out nicely for me :)

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