Well, the cold weather is here and I am challenging our family not to lose so much stuff this winter, so I need some storage/organizing ideas.
I'm wondering if anyone has really good storage ideas for their family's winter mittens and hats, etc. Currently I have an 8x15 mudroom where all of the shoes, boots, etc are taken off and put on shelves coming into the house. Following that is a 30' hallway where we have a massive wall coatrack-huge old barnboards with heavy duty hooks. Above that is a long barnboard shelf which holds large baskets in which I store all of the hat/mittens/scarves-a basket for each family member. I have multiples of everything, and I don't like to take it out all at once.
What I need is good organization for the mudroom. I only like to have 1-2 pair of mittens/hats out at a time, because otherwise everything would be a mess and all of the winter stuff would get lost in the first cold month. I am thinking of hanging one of those pocket shoe organizers and identifying one row per family member to put their stuff into when they come in the house. Does anyone else have great ideas that really work to keep their winter gear organized? I would love to hear of other suggestions on how to manage all of this!