Let me introduce you to...
I immagine it is known by other names in other households, but in this house, it is the COAT MOUND.
We have never lived in a home with say...
a Mud Room...oh, a mudroom. These are the things dreams are made of!!
Up until Christmas, we used this coat tree to house our mound of many coats. But oh, the mound became a real nuisance! Coats would fall off, kids couldn't find THEIR coat: "that's not my coat, that's your JACKET!"
While I was shopping at Hobby Lobby before Christmas last year, I wandered by an inspiration!!
I found these iron-like letters with a heavyduty hook on them.
I purchased a each of my child's first name initial. The older two already recognized their letters so it was perfect. We no longer have the COAT MOUND.
Astounding I know.
Instead, each child knows where his/her coat goes. We purposly placed each letter within easy reach of short bodies so they could each put their own coat away and get it out again.
The last 3 1/2 months of winter was so much more organized (coat wise that is!). Oh, did I mention these letters were clearanced out? I got them for just a few dollars a piece and they were put in their stockings. I know, boring stocking gift but hey! They're useful!
Go any great tips for your winter coats? Muddy boots? Nasty shoes? Please share!