Organizing Winter Gear – This Year I will Win!

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Dear scratchy wool hats, keep-warm hats and “cute” hats, mismatched gloves, baby hats, toddler hats, mittens, gloves, outdoor gloves, “just-for-looks” gloves, Even Steven’s 20-gazillion winter scarf-collection and a random faux-fur hat…

This year – I am going to win!

No more mornings spent digging for winter hats, gloves, and scarves! This simple trick for organizing winter gear will save you from the frustration.

Organizing Winter Gear

No more mornings spent digging for winter hats, gloves, and scarves! This simple trick for organizing winter gear will save you from the frustration.

I will not spend my mornings (or my afternoons or my evenings) looking for hats, mittens or gloves. I will not spend my days finding winter gear strewn around the house. I will not waste a single second trying to find the exact scarf that Even Steven wants to wear.

No more mornings spent digging for winter hats, gloves, and scarves! This simple trick for organizing winter gear will save you from the frustration.

I am going to win!

No more mornings spent digging for winter hats, gloves, and scarves! This simple trick for organizing winter gear will save you from the frustration.

I am going to win, right? Please tell me I’m right!

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  1. Sally

    November 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Dear Anna,

    I am not familiar with this "winter gear" you speak of.

    Hot in Houston

  2. Meredith

    November 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I think it's a great idea, anyway! Don't know if anything will truly help you win. 🙂 I have 3 kiddos also–5, 3, and 2. I may just try it!

  3. Susan and Mark

    November 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Yes you will! I have used this method for a while now-I found it in a "real simple" mag years ago and it WORKS.
    I also use a shoe holder on the back of all my closets that have doors that open ( I have some closets with sliders…not good for storage ).
    Enjoy your winter this year 🙂

  4. Kate (KnitsInClass)

    November 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I say that every year. Also hoping that I will win this year 🙂

  5. Madison

    November 16, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Erm…good luck with that!

    How about using bull dog clips or pegs on gloves to keep them together? I envisage a lot of gloves being thrown about to find two the same.

  6. Tenille

    November 17, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Ok this couldn't of come at a better time. I was just complaining today about all the winter gear and not knowing what to do with it all. Now I have a solution thanks to you. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

  7. Barb @ A Life in Balance

    November 17, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I love this idea! I just have almost no place to put it, though, maybe I could put it on the back of our garage door. I'll have to see if my dh likes the idea.

    Winter gear is so crazy to keep track of. I have 5 kiddoes, and right now I use baskets. But…things have disappeared from time to time.

  8. Kristel T.M.

    November 17, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Awesome idea! I think you will win the battle. Let us know how it goes!

  9. Between U & Me

    November 17, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! 😉

  10. Crystal

    November 17, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Love this. Thanks for linking up. I am sharing over on Facebook.

  11. Robin

    November 18, 2011 at 1:31 am

    What a great idea for organizing. i would have never thought of this.

  12. gail

    November 18, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I did this with my medicine cabinet and it works GREAT. I am kid free so I dont' have to worry about the whole "poisen" thing and hang it on the back of my bathroom door. However, the hanging medicine cabinet may still work if you had a closet you kept locked or the like.

  13. renee @ Singing With Birds

    November 21, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I'm weighing in to testify that I did this last winter and it works! My little grands who come almost daily are trained to put their gloves, hats and shoes in their pockets. It really has been so successful that their moms have hung the keepers inside their closet doors too. Mine hangs inside my mud-room coat closet and it's great. Cheerio friends!

  14. Suzanne

    November 21, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    I'm cheering for you! Great idea

  15. Crafty Mischief

    November 22, 2011 at 6:32 am

    We do this at our house too. It works like a charm!

  16. Crystal

    November 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I am so glad you shared this solution. There are so many uses for over the door shoe pocket organizers…. perfect for winter accessories!

    This was one of the most clicked ideas last week. Check out your feature here:

  17. Cowie Kaunweigh

    November 30, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Love It !!!

  18. ~ B.

    December 13, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Oh the winter clutter! Your solution looks like a great one!

  19. Lauren

    December 28, 2011 at 10:20 am

    What a perfect idea! I am going to have to try this and see if the rest put everything where it belongs {which never ends up being the case}. It’s worth a shot though!

    I’d love for you to link up and share:

  20. Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It

    December 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Genius!! My dh was just asking (complaining) if there wasn’t something we could do about the mess of snow clothes that explodes every time we open the coat closet. With 8 of us, we have a lot of hats and gloves. This will definitely help. Now can someone come up with a great idea for snow pants?

  21. Jaimee

    January 11, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Holy crud! This is BRILLIANT!! I have three kids, and a laundry basket overflowing with misc. gloves, mittens, hats, scarves…it’s such an eyesore AND a PITA. I have to dump the entire thing and pick through to find what matches and what is the right size. Where we currently live has mild winters, but this STILL would help me organize winter gear and get it out of the way. Yes! I shared this on my crafty facebook page AND on my Tips pinterest board. Good stuff!

  22. Rosemary

    January 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I used a similar idea for organizing my childrens’ outfits. I purchased an “accessory holder” which has eight, larger pockets on two sides. I put together outfits in each pouch so the kids can just point to the one they want to wear. Since there are eight pockets, there are always two to choose from. It works great!

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  24. ebbead

    February 22, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    there are only the 2 of us … and one of us (me) is a hat-glove-scarf “collector”. this idea is the answer to a ever-expanding, exponentially messy, and well-loved fixation. thank you

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