Hang a shelf above your coat rack for extra storage - This entryway storage tip sounds obvious, but it’s worth repeating: A single shelf (above a coat rack or on its own) does wonders for an entryway. Use the self to store mail, sunglasses, purses, or baskets full of winter gear. Turn a closet into a storage nook - The House of Smiths breaks down this minor renovation process in full. The basic idea is this: With some resourcefulness and patience, you can transform a small, dingy closet that doesn’t meet your needs into a cool, functional storage nook. Did we mention this little nook has coat hooks, mail organizers, wooden shoe crates, and a comfy seat? What more could you want?
Make smart use of a nearby closet - If you’re lucky enough to have an entryway closet in your, ahem, entryway, take advantage of it. Even the world’s smallest, most poorly designed entryway closet has room for growth — and plenty of coats. With a smart layout (and some major decluttering), you can easily maximize the space in your entryway closet to fit everything you need. Install spice racks to hold notebooks and mail. Use wall hooks to store bags, purses, and umbrellas. Store shoes in plastic drawers. And use baskets to store accessories like hats, gloves and scarves.