• Nancy

Drippy Snowsuits and Hall Trees

There's something about January that makes me want to ramp up my organizing efforts. Maybe it's because there's not much else going on or maybe it's because I'm home more. Whatever it is, I've been tinkering with my home systems lately.

We all have systems in our home, whether we know it or not. Mail, laundry, technology, shopping, and on and on (I will blog about our home systems later). The key to becoming and staying organized is to make systems that work for us, and also to recognize when our systems need an adjustment. I find one of the most challenging systems to design and to keep working is the front entrance. Mainly because for some reason, our front entryways tend to be super small and we tend to have so much outdoor gear! I've been tinkering with our entryway storage for awhile now. Snowsuit season just ramps up the challenge!

Recently, I bought a hall tree from Wayfair that I'm excited about and wanted to share with all of you. It's the Parades Hall Tree. Priced at $120, it's narrow, has shoe storage, lots of hangers and most importantly, a rod for hanging up the wet stuff.

I modified the product to work for our family. I replaced shallow hooks with some 3M ones, I used only one of the wire shoe racks (because our boots are tall) and added a blue hanger from IKEA for our wet hats and mitts. So far, so good! I like the product a lot, especially the hanging bar at the top. It's early days, but so far, I think this system is a hit for our narrow entry way.

I'd love to see your front entrance storage system solutions. Share your pictures and ideas with us. Happy January, stay warm and dry out there.