Weather or not

Be ready for the cold and rain n with hall­way stor­age so­lu­tions, writes Robyn yn Wil­lis

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Home - - LUST HAVES - Robyn.wil­lis@news.com.au

We’ve seen some wet and wild weather of late, ate, with tem­per­a­tures plum­met­ing in some ar­eas while oth­ers are drenched with rain. As ev­ery­one in the house­hold makes a mad scram­ble ram­ble to find coats, scarves, bean­ies, um­brel­las and even gum­boots, um­boots, it’s worth con­sid­er­ing putting a lit­tle or­der into en­try­ways ntry­ways with prac­ti­cal and sim­ple stor­age so­lu­tions.

Whether you have a foyer or just a hall­way, a hang­ing sys­tem is a good in­vest­ment, from a mounted coat rack or coat hooks to a more tra­di­tional hall­stand. When de­cid­ing what op­tion n to go with, think about the weight the hooks will need to hold d and how many peo­ple will need to use them.

If you can’t leave um­brel­las out­side, an um­brella lla stand will pre­vent po­ten­tially haz­ardous wa­ter pool­ing near r the front door. An over­sized ce­ramic vase could suf­fice or opt for a pur­pose-de­signed ur­pose-de­signed stand with a drip tray.

Boxes, bas­kets and benches

Sturdy bas­kets and boxes are a use­ful ad­di­tion for r ev­ery­thing from chil­dren’s shoes to bike hel­mets.

If you have heavy boots or gum­boots to put on n or take off, a well-made bench suit­able for sit­ting on is a wel­comeme ad­di­tion and en­cour­ages peo­ple to leave heavy shoes by the front ont door. A bench seat with stor­age un­der­neath is even bet­ter. Just be­cause it’s wet don’t for­get the ba­sics of hall­way or­gan­i­sa­tion. A hall ta­ble with sep­a­rate trays for let­ters et­ters and items like keys and sun­glasses will pay for it­self when you’re in a mad rush out the door. Al­ter­na­tively, stay home and wait for the sun to come out.

Keep all tho those last-minute cold weather es­sen­tials like g gloves and bean­ies in this sleek hall ta­ble ta­ble. Foss con­sole ta­ble, $2085. More: fe­lix­furn fe­lix­fur­ni­ture.com No prizes for guess­ing what this is for. The um­brella-shaped stand, $46.95, from Howards Stor­age World even has a saucer for catch­ing drips. More: hsw.com.au

Even nar­row hall­ways can man­age wet weather clut­ter. The Tjusig hanger, $14.99 is great for bean­ies and the bench, $99, has shoe stor­age. More: ikea.com.au

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