functional storage for hats and gloves - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 22 Old 10-10-2005, 10:27 AM - Thread Starter
 
umami_mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: home is where the magic is
Posts: 5,131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
okay, so we have a BIG pile of hats and goves and scarves for the winter.

it's silly to say we should oly have one set of each person as they all serve a different purpose. (hey it's NOT always -10 here and snowing)

so how the heck do i store these in a way that doesn't take up a ton of room and we can lal asily find and pout bck what we need? i have tried stacking bins, one for each person... but it seems to take up lots of room. (and it looks kinda junky too)

i need something not too expensive too. any creative iodeas out there?



thanks!!

"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift." -- Mary Olivercoolshine.gif

umami_mommy is offline  
#2 of 22 Old 10-10-2005, 12:44 PM
 
mamajessica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: In tune with the Universe
Posts: 3,800
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How about those big round hat boxes?
mamajessica is offline  
#3 of 22 Old 10-10-2005, 05:42 PM
 
organicmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had to do this to house all of my dd's cute hats that she wears with outfits because having them in her room she never wore them. So I went to Hobby Lobby and get these cute square box's taht have lids. I got 2 of them, one for her shoes and one for her hats and stuff like that. It has worked perfect as I ahve been able to put them right by the back door and can grab one when I want it.
organicmommy is offline  
#4 of 22 Old 10-10-2005, 10:52 PM
 
late-night nan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 723
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We use baskets, but that might not work for knit hats since they can get caught and create a pull. But so far we haven't had any problems--maybe the cloth-lined baskets. You can usually find them at TJ Maxx or Marshalls.
late-night nan is offline  
#5 of 22 Old 10-11-2005, 11:32 AM
 
mrzmeg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: outside over there
Posts: 3,253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a clear plastic over-the-door shoe holder that we keep our hats/gloves/etc in. Easy to see what there is without digging, doesn't take up much space, and it's the perfect size to boot
mrzmeg is offline  
#6 of 22 Old 10-11-2005, 08:44 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: LOCATION, LOCATION
Posts: 5,839
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ooooooo, I like that over the door hanger idea!

We have a coat rack.....and hanging from that I have a large tote with scarves and hats.
rainsmom is offline  
#7 of 22 Old 10-12-2005, 07:54 PM
 
momto l&a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Idaho
Posts: 13,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A family I know has a nice dresser by the door and in it are kept gloves and hats and whatever else they need on the way outside.

Am trying to talk dh into buying me a neat old dresser but $$ is the thing stopping us :LOL
momto l&a is offline  
#8 of 22 Old 10-12-2005, 09:24 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: LOCATION, LOCATION
Posts: 5,839
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you for mentioning the dresser for hat storage! I HAVE a dresser next to the door, and I just emptied one of them and now have a much better place for these items! WHY DIDNT I THINK OF THAT?!?!?
rainsmom is offline  
#9 of 22 Old 10-12-2005, 10:10 PM
 
carla72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: ontario Canada
Posts: 624
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
we use cloth lined baskets. each family member has one. I like the shoe rack idea. I love the dresser idea too...but we don't even have one in our bedroom $$$$$
carla72 is offline  
#10 of 22 Old 10-13-2005, 06:28 AM
 
moon child's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Oly! Oly! Oly!
Posts: 365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
In our entry way closet (in the back corner) we have a plastic milk crate thingy from Target that has dh and my gloves and scarves. In front of that is dh's big boots. On the side of that is a wooden shoe rack/shelf that has the dc and my shoes. In front of that is a lined half basket ( has 1 round side and 1 flat side ) that the dc share for their gloves, scarves and some hats. Right below where the dc jackets hang, I hung 2 pegboards, the top one is for all of dh's hats and the bottom one is for the dc. Its so easy for the kids to put their own stuff away....and all I have to do is slide the door closed and it all disappears
I also like the old dresser idea!
moon child is offline  
#11 of 22 Old 10-13-2005, 01:59 PM
 
elelvee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: U.S. Midwest
Posts: 460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like a bench that also is a mitten box.
elelvee is offline  
#12 of 22 Old 10-13-2005, 06:31 PM
 
momto l&a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Idaho
Posts: 13,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by elelvee
I like a bench that also is a mitten box.
Do you mean a bench that the seat goes up and there is a box there for storage
momto l&a is offline  
#13 of 22 Old 10-24-2005, 05:34 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,489
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you want to go really cheap and don't want to use a dresser, sand off a 2X4 and paint. Paint or stain a bunch or wooden clothes pins. Nail or screw wooden clothes pins in a row alternating pointing down and pointing up, along the 2X4. Then hang near the door.

Use the clothespegs to hold the scarves and hats.

I wrote to alternate pointing up or down, because the open end works well as a hook to hang things like hats on, pointing up will cover itself with the scarf/mittens. Might be more pleasing to the eye that way, but any way will work.
pumpkinsmama is offline  
#14 of 22 Old 10-27-2005, 04:08 PM
 
LunaMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: orbiting the earth
Posts: 2,416
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I also use an over-the-door organizer thing, but rather than your standard shoe bag, it has way more storage. It's made of some stretchy mesh fabric and covers the whole inside of the door, top to bottom, and each pocket is a double - meaning there's a large pocket and a smaller one in front of it. We keep hats, gloves, scarves, earmuffs, etc. in it. It's also great for other things you grab on the way out the door - sunblock in summer, car keys, etc. It takes up almost no room at all. Best thing I ever got!
LunaMom is offline  
#15 of 22 Old 11-01-2005, 10:15 PM
 
mommymoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We use one of those canvas sweater hanger things, like a shoe hanger, only wide enough to hold folded sweaters... it's great, andholds a ton,there's anough compartments to put separate them by "things".. hats in one, gloves, scarves, etc... maybe when we have a bigger family, each person will get their own

[SIZE="1"]Holly, slightly crunchy mama to my happy, energetic, sensitive Aiden (8/04) and My peanut girly girl, independent and proud Lillian (3/07)... Wife to my Jonathan, and a cancer SURVIVOR... now and forever!
mommymoose is offline  
#16 of 22 Old 11-05-2005, 08:19 PM
 
JamesMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Is a PROUD Iowan (finally...)
Posts: 8,167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We use the plastic zipper case deal our comforter came in, it fits neatly in the closet. It takes a bit of digging to find what you need, but I pin gloves together with a Gerber diaper pin so pairs are easily accessable

Renae wife to J :, Mama to 4.5y/o J-bird and 2y/o A : and E coming in late Dec/Early Jan. My husband had a living donor kidney transplant! :
JamesMama is offline  
#17 of 22 Old 11-05-2005, 11:23 PM
 
Alkenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: ...life is beautiful all the time
Posts: 11,759
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ours are in a mop bucket sitting on the floor of the coat closet. After the gloves dry out (we put them on registers when they come inside) we fold the gloves in on each other like you do socks, then toss them in the bucket.

I do get all the same gloves for everyone, plain black ones, so noone argues over who's who's and they can just grab a pair and go.
Alkenny is offline  
#18 of 22 Old 11-06-2005, 04:36 PM
 
elelvee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: U.S. Midwest
Posts: 460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Momtol&a, that's the kind of box-bench that I mean.
elelvee is offline  
#19 of 22 Old 11-07-2005, 08:49 PM
 
1xmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: MD
Posts: 1,813
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ours is in a plactic basket at the bottom of the stairs.
1xmom is offline  
#20 of 22 Old 11-08-2005, 07:16 PM
 
kanga1622's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Midwest
Posts: 534
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We use an old toybox of mine that I had growing up. It is a plain wood box with a padded seat. Great for putting on shoes, storage for hats & mittens, and a great place for the pup to sit on when he needs his leash (so we don't have to bend down so far).

WOHM: Married 2002. partners.gif Dog parents 2005. dog2.gif DS arrived 3/3/10. Newbie expected late June 2013. slingboy.gifbfinfant.gifcd.gif

kanga1622 is offline  
#21 of 22 Old 11-09-2005, 06:08 PM
 
tamaralv's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrzmeg
I have a clear plastic over-the-door shoe holder that we keep our hats/gloves/etc in. Easy to see what there is without digging, doesn't take up much space, and it's the perfect size to boot

This is EXACTLY what we use here, too. I also roll up my scarves and put them in there. Perfect!
tamaralv is offline  
#22 of 22 Old 11-16-2005, 12:38 AM
 
Bearsmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 4,674
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
okay, this isn't high-tech, but I just got a very tall basket to place under our hall table. This will house scarves, hats, etc., for winter. I'm thinking of "corralling the mess" which is something I heard this weekend at a conference.
Bearsmama is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off