The coat closet tends to be a dumping ground in our house for coats, hats, shoes, scarves and gloves as we come in and out of the house. This closet has always been a challenge for our family. Our coat closet is small so when I decided to re-organize the closet I knew that I had to only store things that we use for the particular season we are in. I will store off-season items in bins that will be stored in our basement. We are between seasons here, still cold enough most days for coats in the morning with hats and gloves. The pictures below is the closet before the redo. We were just storing all of our scarves, hats and gloves on the top shelf which was a big pile of mess! I had miss-matched hangers and my son's things never quite make it on a hanger, all the items on the floor are his.
I then found wooden hangers that I already had and hung all of our current coats leaving a few empty hangers so that we will be able to hang the coats of any guests that visit.
I found this cute over the door 10 hook piece at Big Lots for $3.50! I love it and it fits perfectly inside the door.
I can store all of our scarves on these hooks in the colder months and during the warmer months we can store baseball caps, umbrellas and even flip flops on the hooks.
Sorry for the awkward angle, we have tight hallways so this was as good of a picture that I could get. The floor is clear except for a folding step ladder.