Winter is coming and I'd like the keep the foyer looking like this:
A major challenge when the season of boots, mittens, scarves, hats etc is upon us...
We have a hall closet thats supposed to manage the 'stuff'...see it there, the double sliding doors bridging the space between foyer and kitchen?
I just hauled out all of the kitchenstuff from the closet shelves (into the storage room you go) and stuffed the everyday-wear shoes in their place. I am much more comfortable with the cleaning supplies UP and out of reach! The mastermind bag is full of resusable shopping bag (these bags were previously hung on the hangers, and took up too much coat space, but the shoes were all over the floor so....)
I can't figure out what to do with the top of the closet. Sure I could put some pretty storage containers/baskets/lucite boxes and use them to store the mittens and hats and things, but I don't really want to pull them down on my head everytime I need something.
Oh and we have much bulkier winter coats that need to come up, and send the spring/fall coats downstairs.
Please tell me: What would you do differently? I need help here!
Maybe another shelf for shoes in the 'empty' side of the closet? Maybe a half shelf for little shoes? Hang the bags on a hook? Put a big basket for the mittens and things on the floor (we have a lot mittens, scarves and things) ... Or put the bags into a stackable basket (that I can put more things on? Except this will bury my bags...)
What do you have at the top of your closet? Where are your millions of shopping bags kept?
ps. the foyer is not always kept this clean, but at least once a week (sometimes everyday) I put everything back in its place, and start over. That's why its so important (to me) to have a place for everything...you know?