When we first bought his home we had 1 small kid. It was a "big" house for us then. Not so much now with 5 kids. At times it feels like we are bursting at the seams. However, we aren't moving anytime soon (that's a whole 'nother pain in the rear). So instead we've had to adjust with the limited storage space that we do have available.
I'm not sure where I got this idea--I think our sister Shauna recommended this--or maybe we got it from Family Fun, but either way, I've been doing this for years and it has helped control the disaster/madness that usually occurs during Winter in our "entry". Enough time has gone by that a good portion of these pockets were ripped and unusable, after having been safety pinned for a time, too. I've needed a new one for at least a year now. Planned on sewing one (had a pattern in the stash) and adding another row of pockets. Never got around to it. Found a shoe organizer on clearance for $6 at Wal-Mart last week while looking for something else. Bought it. Now behind my door looks like this:
An additional 4 pockets help outs immensely!
Now after all that organization, and not counting the Winter accessories that are currently already on my children, I just need to find matches for these babies....
And those 2 center bottom that look like they are a pair....both righties.
Ugh!! Drives me nuts!