Ok, I'm going to attemp to put the photos up since I think we can now put them right in the post.
Underneath the fabric that I found on sale and didn't even sew (yet) are some simple shelves. I see them in the organizer section of Kmart, Targets, and HomeDepot/Lowes' etc. I just put them together myself and had ended up with bunch of them from various moves/etc. Some were in the garage, some in closets
I currently have 2 of the shelves 'units' side by side (and 2 stacked on top of each other) because we happened to have 4 of them. At our previous house we had 3 stacked high and one in a closet. This does mean the fabric I had that happened to match this room is sheer because it isn't long enough to fold up onto itself, but I've just been too busy to fix it.
Our adult shoes are also a bit too wide for any of the shelves, so they stick out of the bottom. So I find I need to have the fabric loose. But for 'free' it works for now- even though I dream about a unit that fit our adult shoes (and kids boots) and have a bigger spot for some backpacks.
I'm considering getting a child size coat rack so the kids can actually hang their coats up...
We've only been here thru the summer, so I probably will need to think of a tray or something for boots-- but we also may come through the door off to the side if we clean out the garage so we can get the car in/out that in the winter. I'll have to make sure we all get in the habit of taking things off right by that door.
Not sure that is at all helpful, but it's been a bit of a help to me to have a simple cheap solution.