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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

Got a question about this project?

  • Treesa X
    Treesa X Tucson, AZ

    pure genius!! I love what you've done!! I wish I'd thought of this when my 5 kids were still home.

    • Melissa Coutilish Jewell

      @Treesa X I thought the exact same thing about My 4 Kids.Kind of pointless to do with 2 teenagers left at Home,But I'm doing Mine now (Literally,As I type.I only hopped online to take a coffee break!) #1,I'm hoping that if I provide Them a place to

  • Kristin Kennedy

    @Kathy Verble , @Jessica Parsons Lintott , @Mary , I donated the majority of the coats that were in there since we downsized to one coat for each person in the family. Where we live, we found that most of the coats were never worn.

  • Time With Thea

    This is a genius upgrade! Schools do it so why not homes? I love how the children can get their items on their own. Well done!

    • Kristin Kennedy

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I definitely love how the girls have taken ownership and help put up their shoes and coats.

  • York Gardener
    York Gardener Rock Hill, SC

    If you had taken out everything before you redid your closet, even the prior closet would have looked much better. Sure the new one looks great but it is comparing apples to oranges as to which one makes a better fruit. Both do, they are just are

    • Kristin Kennedy

      Our first step after clearing it all out was to keep only what was needed and donate the rest. Then from there the closet was remodeled to try and maximize the space to the best of our abilities.

  • Elizabeth Schaltenbrand
    Elizabeth Schaltenbrand Friday Harbor, WA

    This is fantastic - exactly the kind of thing I need. Thanks!

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