Winter Gear Storage

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15 Minutes
I needed a system to organize my winter gear. We have our coats hanging in the laundry room entry way but our hats, gloves, scarves ... they were a mess! Here is an easy and inexpensive way I have come up with to store our winter gear.

I bought 4 garbage cans from Dollar Tree (one for each family member).
I added chalkboard labels to each trashcan.  Any label would work, I just liked these and I found them at Dollar Tree as well.
I put each person's name on the label.
I placed each individuals hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, etc in their bin.
I placed Command Hooks on the wall above our coat hanging rack and above each person's coat.  I used Command hooks as I wasn't sure this system was going to work so I wanted to start with something temporary.  
I hung each basket up on the hooks above their jackets.  I was a little worried that they would fall off but they don't, they stay on quite nicely.
Here we are a year later and I'm still using them, the command hooks have been great so I haven't changed them.
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  • Carolyn Carolyn on Oct 11, 2020

    With winter gear I’m concerned putting the gear in the bins, with no air circulation might cause mildew. Perhaps drilling holes in bins might work?

  • Pat Pat on Oct 13, 2021

    will command hooks stay on a textured wall? Mine fall off - what's the secret?

  • Linda Linda on Oct 13, 2021

    Did you hang by puttng holes in the garbage bins or are they hung on the hooks under the rim of the bins?

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