Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Around the House: Dealing with no Coat Closet

When living in a smaller home, organization becomes of the utmost importance. Older homes like our bungalow are often missing useful organizational components found in newer homes, like a coat closet. This dilemma has been driving me CRAZY, and finally I decided to do something about it, by adding a few hooks. The hooks I chose were from Anthropologie and ran me 8 bucks a pop. If you wanna be more green, you might be able to find similar used ones at Second Chance. Unfortunately, I didn't think of this til' after mine were up :-( I also added a medium sized vintage basket ($18) from The Turnover Shop to house junk mail (sidenote: Don't you just hate junk mail!!! I'm working on a way to stop ours from coming, and will post about it soon). These tiny solutions have reduced my stress load tremendously. Awww......the little things.

“A place for everything and everything in its place." ~Benjamin Franklin


  1. What a great idea to have a junk mail basket in the entry way. It's not only functional but also adds a nice texture to the space :)

  2. Thanks. I placed it there out of necessity. My husband has a bad habit of tossing junk mail on the stairs, and on more than one occasion I've slipped while walking down the unlit stairs at night. So, I like to think of the basket as a life saver :-)

  3. Boy, do I hear you! We have no coat closet either and I finally just purchased a coat rack, which is now loaded down with crap. Drives me insane. Also love your junk mail basket idea. May I steal it?

    With a little one soon to make his/her appearance, I foresee a second row of hooks just below the first ones. :)

  4. Thanks, feel free to steal. It makes a great solution.

    You are right I'm gonna have to add a few more hooks now :-)

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