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Organizing Your Hall Closet

Our front closet desperately needed some help. We needed somewhere to store the kid's gloves, mittens, and hats where they could reach them, and I wanted them to be able to be able to hang up their own coats.

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Inspired by the modular closets that can be found in many bedrooms, I had my husband build shelves into our coat closet and added hooks for the kids coats. Each person has a shelf in the closet with a bin for their gloves and such, and a space for purses or other "extras", we have a spot for leashes and umbrellas. It's never quite as organized as I'd like it, but the extra storage sure helps.

By Stephanie from Hillsboro, OR

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September 18, 2008

Here is a tip for storing large flat objects such as picture frames or odd shapes such as wrapping paper tubes, etc. Use a shower extension rod at the back of a closet.

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The hall closet usually is for storing coats and other outdoor apparel. Our closet is used to hold: winter coats, spring and fall coats, hats, boots, umbrellas and gloves.

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I don't move out of season clothing to another closet for storage. So its here all year around.

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June 10, 2009

I have always hated looking through my closet for the proper coat hanger to hang my clothes. So I have placed a hook inside my closet. Each time I take something off of a hanger, I put the coat hanger on this hook.

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February 16, 2005

I built and installed a cheap cube style shoe shelf unit. I placed it into my front closet on the floor and designated everyone in the house a row for their own shoes.

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Someone put a Little Tykes bookcase at the curb. I used it to organize my hall closet. Previously, all my paper plates and plastic cutlery were in bags on the floor.

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Now everything is organized and because the bookcase is child-sized, I still have room for my vacuum, mops, and stepstool.

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