We’re now well into this year, and with spring finally here it’s time to take a look at all those little jobs we’ve been putting off over the winter.
Did you know that the number two Near Year’s Resolution (after losing weight) in the UK is ‘be more organised’? If that sounds familiar, and/or you made the same resolution last year and did nothing about it, then we’re here to help – at least with your home! Sometimes organising your house is such a massive job that you simply can’t get started, so the trick is to break it down into smaller sections.
The ideal storage place for boots is right by the door, so that dirty shoes don’t go any further in than necessary.
Coats are better stored near a radiator, so they’ll dry quickly if hung up damp. Making a ‘cloakroom’ area in a corner of your house is the first step to feeling more organised – and you can worry about the rest of it later!
We’ve found some great coat and shoe storage solutions that are bound to get your storage solutions off to a good start.
STORAGE FOR SHOES AND BOOTS
1. Shoe rack, Yamazaki
Ideal for smaller spaces, this Tower steel shoe rack is made from powder coated steel and can hold up to nine pairs of shoes. The handle means it can be easily lifted out of the way when cleaning. £67, available from Black by Design.
2. Chedworth eight shoe locker, Garden Trading
Inspired by traditional school lockers, this vintage Chedworth shoe locker is a wonderfully neat and tidy way of storing all those stray trainers and football boots. Made from fir wood, it provides plenty of shoe storage with eight compartments and even a little space for a label, for all those budding sportsmen and women you have in the house. £180, available from Garden Trading.
3. Alana shoe rack, MADE
This simple copper rack complements so many colour schemes and styles, and costs just £99 from MADE.
4. Mish mesh shelves, Loaf
This neat storage rack holds up to 12 pairs of shoes, and the wire mesh means they’ll dry off quickly when wet. £345, available from Loaf.
5. Parisian wellington boot rack, The Farthing
This charmingly French Provence inspired welly boot rack is an indispensable piece of furniture that can be used indoors or out. It holds four pairs of boots, and costs £32 from The Farthing.
STORAGE FOR COATS
1. Mobel wall mounted coat hooks, the Wooden Furniture Store
This sturdy oak rack has four steel coat hooks and doubles up as storage for sunglasses, keys and gloves with its shelf. £58.50, available from the Wooden Furniture Store.
2. Buckden five hare wall hooks, Alexander and Pearl
Also available in dog and stag designs, these hare wall hooks will add a touch of quirky charm to any interior. £86, available from Alexander and Pearl.
3. Three arm swivel wall hoof, Live Laugh Love
This three arm swivel wall hook is a great space saver as each arm swivels giving you three hooks in one. It has a sturdy construction and muted metal colour with solid wooden knobs, and costs £12.95 from Live Laugh Love.
4. Jelita teak coat stand, PUJI
This unique piece of wooden furniture has been hand crafted using reclaimed Indonesian teak, painstakingly carved from old timbers. Each product is handmade and will vary slightly in design and shape. £172, available from Puji.
5. Bosse coat rack, MY-Furniture
A multifunctional piece that will store both shoes and coats, this rack is made from authentic reclaimed timbers – each item is unique. Beautiful blackened industrial steel finish. £299, available from My-Furniture.