I’m not particularly happy about the winter gear clutter in my home mudroom area.
Every year, I’d usually use large cubbies to organize our winter gear. Although the alternative worked relatively well, it was still difficult to find specific items. This year I made changes to my organization system and want to share with you these ideas so you can also minimize sport gear disasters and other winter gear lost items in the home.
1. Snow Gear Organizer
Place hooks at an entrance wall – preferably behind the door where it is a bit inconspicuous. Make sure you have couple of hooks per person in the household, so each person has a hook for mittens, hat & scarf. Now nobody must dig through the closet, large baskets, or cubbies just to find their mittens or scarves.
2. Wall Mount Storage System
Wall or Door Pocket System – this can be placed behind the back entrance door – at the coat closet door or screwed at the wall of your choice.
3. Another Style -Shelf with Hooks And Bench with shoe cubby compartments
This idea is ideal for homes with mudrooms. It’s very useful during winter time when you need to use and store tons of winter gear. This idea is also helpful during Spring when we all come home with wet raincoats, rain boots and umbrellas.
4. Strings and Clothespins
This winter gear organization idea is especially helpful for large households with small children. Not only can you organize the hats and gloves; it can also air dry them after each use! If you want to make the system more appealing, personalize each individual string & pin by doing it in a glass-less frame and label them with the name of each home member.
5 Curtain Rod Winter Gear Organizer
This simple winter gear storage idea will make your life a lot easier. All you need is a curtain rod and some curtain rod clips to hang the scarves, mittens, and beanies. No more picking up the mess off the floor!
6. Paint Can Organizer
Don’t throw away those paint cans yet; they can be your stylish and ultra-functional winter gear organizers right at the entryway of your home! This paint organizer can store your scarves, mittens, and hats. You can personalize them with colors, names and/or texture wallpaper.
7. Bench Boot Storage
This bench idea has a dual purpose and it can be done quickly at home with our old ottoman. Place a drip tray inside. Cover with some stones to drip the water off your shoes and you are done!! This boot storage will help keep the snow and mud away from the floors. This practical bench can be closed to hide winter footwear while you sit on it to put your booties!
9. Narrow Built-In Mudroom
When lacking space in the entrance, use narrow shelves, large pegs, hooks and cubbies to make sure everyone’s belongings are neatly put away to avoid clutter in the space; even bulky items such as coats and schoolbags.
10. Dressed-Up Clothing Rack
If you don’t have any other option, you can always use a multi-tier clothes rack by your main door and make sure that you practically and creatively decorate it with baskets to make sure your hide the mittens – hats – scarfs – and other small winter details.
11. Hat Display
If you have a collection of beautiful hats, you can easily do these inexpensive and unique hat stands with candle holders. Now you can proudly display your collection and have them available when you need them.
12. Wire Basket and other Wall Organizer
Set up a wire basket in your entryway’s wall for each member of your family to keep your entryway or mudroom spot clean and organized. Have the coats hanging from a simple hook rack above the wire baskets. This system makes leaving the house a breeze without the need for last-minute searches.
13. Home-Made Wooden Boot Rack
Keeping your winter boots organized has never been this cute! This easy-to-make rack is made with a piece of wood and some round short poles. You will keep the boots dry and critters out of them.
14. Scarf Storage
Use your scarves as décor. Just wrap them in a wood painted ladder and lean it against the wall. When the season change, store your heavy scarves and use the same ladder to display other accessories that go with the season.