If your entryway closet is looking like it's about to overflow, you may be looking for some easy coat closet organization ideas. Coat closets tend to run out of space rather quickly for a lot of reasons. First of all, most coats are made with extra material for warmth and comfort, so even a couple of them will take up a lot of valuable closet space. Also, many households have only one coat closet, so multiple people's coats all need to be squashed into one tiny closet. But if you take a proactive approach towards organization, you will be able to not only fit all of you and your families' coats into the closet space, but other clothing as well. Read on for some more ideas that will give your coats plenty of breathing room.
Even though your coats typically go onto hangers, which are in turn hung onto a horizontal pole, loading your coat closet with shelves will ensure that you have plenty of extra room. Install shelves above, below and to the side of the pole and keep boots, linen and other unused coats on them. Also consider adding compartments and pull out drawers with your shelving for keeping smaller items handy. The use of shelving is great from a logistical standpoint and makes finding items easier. Instead of rifling through a piled up mess on the closet floor, you have everything conveniently assembled on the shelves.
Don't be afraid to use plenty of hooks on the walls and door of your coat closet. Not only will you be able to use the hooks for extra coats and jackets, but you can also hang other outdoor essentials on them such as scarves, purses, umbrellas and sweaters. Try hanging two or three on the inside of the closet door for easy access.