Every home has a “clutter zone”. You know what I mean–those places where no matter how many times you straighten things up, there is always a look of disarray and disorganization. In many houses, the front door area accumulates a stack of coats, sweaters, umbrellas, hats, caps and shoes. If this sounds like your house, consider getting a coat rack. new 506
Coat racks collect this “clutter” and store it in a functional, yet attractive way. Besides having pegs for coats and jackets, some come with handy shelves, an umbrella stand or a place to stash shoes. Consider how neat and tidy your front door area will look if every article of clothing was hung in its own place.
Before purchasing a coat rack, take a measurement of your entryway. Coat racks come in many different sizes and shapes. You don’t want to get one too large because this can limit movement coming in and out of the house. You want the coat rack to be useful, not in the way. The best kind of coat rack is one that is tucked off from the main flow of traffic, but is easily accessible to everyone.
The next thing to decide is what you want the coat rack to do. Do you just want a place to hang coats and jackets? Do you need an umbrella stand? How about a place to store shoes? Maybe you want a shelf for mittens and scarves? Only you can answer these questions because you understand the needs of your particular household. Once you start shopping, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the many ways coat racks can organize your family’s outerwear.
If you have a large entryway, you may even want to consider a coat rack with a bench. This is an especially handy place to sit and put on your shoes or boots. If you have young children, you can lace up sneakers there.