The ultimate quandary - where do the coats and backpacks go?!? (I'm not sure why a coat closet doesn't work for this, but it doesn't)
--I like to spread out and make piles on the floor - darks, colors, whites, etc - it takes up room - - can you imagine trying to do that while stepping on coats and backpacks - ugh! Plus people tromping over laundry to get to coats.
--we didn't have enough hooks - 2 low hooks and 4 kids doesn't work
--the hooks were just in the wall - sheetrock - and they pulled out. Hence a lot of coats and backpacks on the floor.
Here you can see where our laundry room is - this view is from inside looking at the back of the front door.
why didn't we do this years ago?! Things I love:
--the hooks are in a board - so they're not going to pull out.
--LOTS of hooks - one for each child and each adult, plus extras on each level, for kids' friends and my bag (which used to just get chucked into random places throughout the house). The backpacks kind of rest on the ground while they're on their hooks - and again, one for each child.
Vinyl Expressions and cut it with my Silhouette. View from the basement looking up the stairs: