Sometimes a mom just gets tired--you know? My morning routine includes picking up extra dirty socks left by the back door, books left in the dining room and blankets left sprawling over couches. Like I said, I'm not a fabulous housekeeper, but I am a bit of a neatnik. I feel most peaceful when my house is straight.
My blood pressure would always spike precipitously when I opened the coat closet beside our front door. Scarves, mittens and hats piled on the top shelf teetered and sometimes plunged to the floor. Ach! Another pile to clean up!
I saw a great idea in a magazine to address this problem. It had been on my list to try for a long time, and I finally did it. It's an easy and wonderful fix for the coat closet problem.
I got a shoe bag that mounts on hooks over the top of the door, cut off the bottom section (I've had hooks for coats for a long time. Coats are more likely to be "hooked" than hung at my house.), and hung it up. Now I'm a little obsessive about the aesthetics of projects, and I didn't like those hooks showing on the outside of the closet door. I made another trip to Walmart to buy some of those handy-dandy 3M hooks to attach to the inside of the door. Alakazam--a neat coat closet!
Here's a picture of my top shelf now.
I can't wait to hear some of your organization solutions!