It’s that time of year when the mere thought of opening the front door fills me with dread: the snot-freezing depths of winter.
So out come the winter accessories! In previous years, I’ve kept my hats, gloves, and mittens in a plastic drawer unit in my coat closet. The problem is that my coat closet is nowhere near the front door. As a result, I would end up piling hats and mittens on top of the Ikea butler next to entryway so they’d be in arm’s reach whenever I wanted to pop out for a minute. Of course, it’s hard to see what’s above my head, which meant the top of the butler was perennially disorganized.
So I decided to repurpose a flimsy shoe organizer that I found on the curb this summer. The organizer has hook-and-loop closures at the top for hanging off a large closet rod.
Having no large closet rod near my front door, I wanted to be able to hang the organizer on the inside of my butler. Of course, I needed something by which to hang it. I chose grommets.
I hung the organizer on hooks that I’d installed on the inside wall of the butler, then filled the pockets with mittens, gloves, gaiters and other good stuff.