Weather or not
Be ready for the cold and rain n with hallway storage solutions, writes Robyn yn Willis
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