Posted by: Amy at | December 18, 2009

Organizing the Kid’s Hats, Mittens and Scarves

j0440286 Is the winter clothing causing clutter and chaos at your house?  You know what I’m talking about…the boots, hats, mittens, scarves, gloves and snow pants that get strewn all over the floor each time the kids walk through the door.  All the stuff can make any mom crazy. 

One simple thing that will help is if you give the stuff a “home”.  To make it easy for everyone, the home for the winter gear needs to be close to where the items are taken off.  This is typically near a door.  It is best if each person in the household has a spot for just their stuff.  This prevents the “digging and throwing to find a glove” problem.  If you have a closet near the door and there is some space then a real easy solution is to purchase a hanging sweater  storage shelf.  These typically have six openings so each person can have a spot for their stuff.  You could also purchase cubbies for the closet.  I know someone who hung a milk crate in the closet for each of her kids.  There are all sorts of options, just be creative.

Giving the stuff a home will make everyone a little happier.  When you come in the door, the stuff won’t land on the floor, and when you leave it will be easy to find.  That always makes me happy.  How do you store you hats , gloves and scarves?  Let us know what works for you.



  1. Great solutions to a winter long problem.

  2. To store mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves, we have an over-the-door plastic shoe holder (the kind with several pockets) on our front closet door. It’s just the right size for holding those things.

  3. Vicki, that is a great idea. It keeps everything off the floor and it is easy for everyone to see. Thanks for sharing your tip.

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