The twinkling lights, peppermint mochas, and nonstop rotation of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on the radio can mean only one thing: the holidays are here. And if the holidays are here, so is winter. Pretty soon, you’ll need to have your puffiest coats, largest scarves, warmest gloves, and bulkiest boots on standby to deal with the elements. But where are you supposed to store all that heavy gear?
We’ve got you covered, with these unique storage solutions that will organize all your heaviest winter clothes, coats, boots, gloves, hats, and scarves—even if you’re pressed for space. The best part? They’re all perfect for a practical yet chic holiday gift.
Pile Parkas onto the New York Closet Coat Rack
This Pottery Barn coat rack does not sacrifice function for style—even if the twisting stand and pewter-finished iron are pretty stylish. Thanks to the metal knobs that dot all three arms, you can stack several hangers of coats and sweaters close together. Plus, there are also shorter hooks underneath the arms for hanging your scarves and knit caps, so you get more hanging space here than with a traditional coat rack.
The rack is lightweight and requires minimal care, but that’s not even the best part. It’s currently marked down from its usual price of $229 to $183, so snatch it up before the temperatures drop below zero.
Steal Southwest’s Style with SkyART Service Trolleys
Nothing sounds better to a bunch of airline passengers than the rumble of the flight attendants’ snack carts. It’s your key to free ginger ale, pretzels, and occasionally full-course meals. But what happens to those carts when their aviation careers are done?Simple: They go on sale at SkyART.
SkyART sells a variety of used half-size airline trolleys, as well as brand-new trolleys with customizable colors and drawers. While you could just repurpose one as your own personal bar cart—or even a filing cabinet—consider its potential for organizing your winter gear. It can store bulky sweaters, gloves, hats, and more. These service trolleys are ideal for your winter outerwear, since they’re on wheels. When it’s time to bundle up for cold weather, simply push the trolley out and unload your things. Come springtime, you can wheel it into a closet or corner, where all your bulky items will remain out of the way until winter returns.
Browse the Free Sky Market with AL.CARTS
SkyART isn’t the only airline trolley game in town. Bucher Aerospace offers a similar product with its AL.CARTS, a line of aluminum (and recyclable!) carts based on the original Bucher in-flight models. Each cart is equipped with a pull handle, a brake system, a slam latch, and a full set of rubber casters to take it mobile. After you’ve selected one of 14 available colors, you can build your AL.CART to suit your needs.
The AL.BEAT interior, for instance, boasts seven wine racks. The AL.JOE, perfect for storing your winter wear, includes a stack of seven drawers. You can pile your mittens, scarves, hats, and earmuffs into each—with plenty of room to spare for your keys, wallet, and phone, too.
Stack Your Snow Boots on the Symple Stuff Six-Pair Boot Rack
It’s easy enough to throw an infinity scarf into your dresser, or a parka onto a coat peg. But what about storage for your awkwardly tall winter boots? Let this vertical rack from Wayfair come to your rescue. Its staggered steel slots let you store up to six pairs of boots, no matter what types of boots you have.
The rack keeps your boots upright so they don’t lose their shape. And unlike some other boot racks, the Symple Stuff rack doesn’t take up a ton of space. It’s roughly two feet tall and two feet wide, which makes it perfect for a corner right by your front door.
Hang Your Scarves, Hats, and Bags from Trippy Parallelogram Hooks
This “hook” might look more like an ordinary block of wood, but don’t be fooled. Through just three strategic cuts, Umbra Shift turned a hunk of ashwood into a functional hook for your finest scarves, hats, and bags.
Although you can get the Parallelogram Hook in blue, charcoal, or “natural,” the company recommends buying a few to emphasize the geometric illusion that’s naturally created by the blocks’ angles. Since one hook costs just $10, consider springing for three or even four!
Pack Puffy Vests on the Floyd Coat Rack
Think you can’t squeeze a coat rack in your cramped apartment? This Floyd Coat Rack from West Elm is perfect for anyone who struggles to fit their clothes into small spaces. Your sweaters and coats go on the top powder-coated steel tube, which is expandable to 16 inches. The Floyd Coat Rack is easy to assemble and dissemble if you need to move it to another room. And if that’s the case, you’ll be glad that the rack comes with a free carrying bag.
Levitate Your Skis on the Bamboo Ski Rack
Skiing may be a winter activity, but that doesn’t mean you have to shove your gear in the back of your closet until it starts snowing. This hand-crafted rack lets you display your skis year-round on your walls, where they won’t take up valuable floor space.
It’s made by Grassracks, a Pennsylvania-based Etsy shop that specializes in bamboo furniture and boards. It’s also customizable, so you can choose the “Show-Off” (two arms), “Trip” (three arms), “Quad” (four arms), or “Pro” (five arms). Each one promises to be an easy installation job, no matter what kind of skis you’re storing ‘til slopes season.
What other stylish storage solutions have you used to store your winter coats, hats, and boots? Tell us in the comments below!
This guest post was written by MakeSpace, a full-service storage company that picks up, stores, and delivers your stuff so you never have to visit or weed through another dusty storage unit again.