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Tell me how you store coats and shoes - please!

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Mandy21 Fri 23-Sep-11 12:51:24

This is getting me down - OK, not a life or death situation, but it is quite soul destroying to have the same fight with coats and shoes every evening. We have a small wall cupboard in the hall (which houses the meter) but its not quite big enough and the downstairs toilet is fast becoming a dumping ground. Its tiny to start with so no chance of it being used as a toilet!

Any suggestions for ingenious storage / advice welcome!


JsOtherHalf Fri 23-Sep-11 21:23:53

Ikea hall storage department is your friend - lots of ideas.

bessie26 Sat 24-Sep-11 15:14:15

I got this click together storage thing for our under stairs cupboard. It's great for my & DDs shoes & hats, but DH says he finds it a bit difficult to get his bigger shoes into it although I can manage it ok

I really want a carpenter to come round & build me some pigeon hole storage in the cupboard specifically for all our shoes, but all the ones I've had recommended to me have retired!

bessie26 Sat 24-Sep-11 15:16:02

And google "storage ideas for small spaces" (or similar) for ideas!

susylou Sat 24-Sep-11 15:24:39

We've got the same problem, compounded by DH/DS not hanging up their coats and leaving them over chairs/on the floor etc, as well as multiplying coat syndrome. I'm stuck there. Shoes I am trying to conquer by wellies by the back door; four shelf shoe stack in hall itself limited in theory to school shoes and weekend trainers/slippers, all other shoes in bedrooms or in games kit. But most shoes seem to end up under the bed or a chest of drawers, usually in need of a partner.

bessie26 Sat 24-Sep-11 19:28:34

susy if we had the space, I would just get a big basket by the front door that everyone could throw their shoes in, but no chance of that until we've got rid of the buggy...

kbaby Sat 24-Sep-11 23:54:09

We've the same re small meter cupboard. The only thing I have in there now is bags and wellies, I've bought a over the door hanger and out that over the playroom door for coats and all shoes are now stored under everyones beds.
I did have a shoe draw from next but I got fed up of the kids slamming the doors and braking the brackets on them.

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