Organizing Tip - Hats and Gloves

Dec 22, 2010

This is how I used to store our family's winter hats and gloves. 

When we only had two boys, it worked out just fine. As we added more boys, it seemed like the accessories multiplied every time we closed the closet door. Which is partially true because my mom thinks you can never have enough {of anything} and buys the boys new hats and gloves every time she sees them on sale. Fortunately, she buys the same type of gloves most of the time and that helps to offset missing mate syndrome. Well, I'm sure you can guess what happened any time a boy needed a hat or gloves...yes, a huge pile all over the hall or closet floor.

Now it looks like this...

When we moved into our new house, I discovered that I couldn't use my shoe organizer because we have sliding doors on our bedroom closet. I remembered seeing this idea somewhere and knew it would work for us. I used 3M hooks to hang the mesh shoe organizer. Mesh works best so that you can see what is in the pockets. I put the younger hobbits' items at the bottom and go up according to size. The boys can easily find what they are looking for and nothing gets pulled out unnecessarily. The hobbits don't usually return their belongings to the closet yet, but we're working on that.

Have you repurposed something to organize your stuff?

Linked to Works for Us Wednesday and Large Family Organizing.


  1. Awesome idea -- we're quickly approaching capacity in our bin... this might not be too far away for us.

  2. This is a great idea! I have the same shoe hubby is currently using it to organize his baseball caps LOL!

  3. LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Bonnie :)

  4. Oh, this is exciting! I have a messy basket EXACTLY like your first picture and it drives me crazy! Great idea! Thanks for linking up. :)


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