Don’t let those muddy boots, wet shoes, or soggy umbrellas clutter your driveway. Organize them with a few key elements.
For the first week of fall, we’ve found the most effective ways to store wet clothes: rain boots, muddy sneakers, soaked coats, hats, scarves, and more.
There are customizable PVC mats, modern wire umbrella stands, beech wood hangers, and a smart door hanger with enough hooks for a whole bunch of coats.
A TAILOR-MADE CARPET
This PVC and “anti-fatigue” (easier to stand for longer) mat comes in eclectic patterns, with three different sizes to choose from. You can also request custom shapes. PVC is very easy to clean; it is mildew resistant, making it an ideal material for a busy carpet in wet autumn and winter. (Click this gallery to see patterns that coordinate with the letter for ordering.)
Who is it ideal for: Someone who wants a unique rug.
Why we approve it: Canadian retailer, design, material durability.
Where he could use improvements: Due to the material, it may need 24-48 hours in an open space to ventilate.
Size / Weight / Dimensions: 17 “-29”; 15.7 “-47”; 23.6 “-35”.
THE MATCHING SET
If design is the priority, this matching set on Anthropologie is unique and delicate. The hexagonal shaped wire umbrella stand has intricate details and the matching shoe tray is probably not ideal for snowy days, but it is a presentable option for guest shoes.
Who is it ideal for: Anyone looking for a stylish matching set.
Why we approve it: Design, originality.
Where he could use improvements: The tray does not have any details on whether it is waterproof or not.
Size / Weight / Dimensions: 14.5 “H x 9” W x 10 “W (umbrella stand).
THE ROBUST SHOE RACK
This handy shoe rack is a great option for a patio or garage, as it can hold multiple pairs of muddy boots and shoes. Polypropylene is easy to clean and each tray can hold up to 20 pounds per level.
Who is it ideal for: Anyone with heavy boots that need to be stored.
Why we approve it: Size, robustness, opinion.
Where he could use improvements: Not design oriented.
Size / Weight / Dimensions: 25.5 “x 12”.
THE SINGLE SHOE RACK
The Yamazaki line of accessories for the Japanese home specializes in discreet, elegant and functional pieces, like this extendable shoe rack. Made of alloy steel, it is available in white or black. It works for a hallway, guest bedroom or closet.
Who is it ideal for: Anyone with more shoes than storage space.
Why we approve it: Adjustable, more parts can be added, functionality.
Where he could use improvements: Must be assembled.
Size / Weight / Dimensions: Four pounds, 15 “= 27.6” (expandable).
From the same line, this stylish Nest umbrella stand, available in black or white, is triple coated to prevent rust and includes a removable silicone mat that can be wiped clean.
DOOR SHELVING FOR SMALL SPACES
This modern Umbra door hanger is minimalist and efficient. There are 14 ball hangers for coats, bags, masks and hats. It has two square hangers at the top (a hammer and nails aren’t needed) and the balls are offset slightly so wet items don’t hang directly against a door. (Find it on Amazon or Indigo.)
Who is it ideal for: Anyone looking to add more storage space in a tight space.
Why we approve it: Price, ease of use, design.
Where he could use improvements: Item weight limit not specified.
Size / Weight / Dimensions: 2.25 “x 14.25” x 14.25 “.
For a similar design but with a pop of color, this wall mount has a weight capacity of 230 pounds. (After checking multiple retailers, we found the lowest price on Amazon.)
THE MULTI-LEVEL ORGANIZER
For an entryway that’s always packed with things, this tiered unit is made of iron and wood, has three shoe shelves, two coat / hat / scarf racks, and a top bar that can be used for storage. additional material (like more hangers, scarves and umbrellas).
Who is it ideal for: Anyone with a lot of stuff and space.
Why we approve it: Size, function, price.
Where he could use improvements: Assembly required.
Size / Weight / Dimensions: 71.1 L x 33 W x 185.4 H cm.
THE CHIC UMBRELLA HOLDER
This CB2 umbrella stand is modern and minimalist, looks great on any type of floor, and can easily blend and coordinate with more busy decor pieces. The wire-frame design allows for air circulation so the umbrellas can dry faster.
Who is it ideal for: Anyone who loves stylish accessories to mix and match.
Why we approve it: Confidence in the brand, design, friendliness.
Where he could use improvements: Out of stock until November.
Size / Weight / Dimensions: 9 “D x 20” H.
THE CLASSIC COAT RACK
This tree-shaped coat rack is made of smooth beech wood. It consists of three pieces (the height is adjustable), has a three-legged base and up to eight hooks for hats, coats, scarves and bags.
Who is it ideal for: Anyone looking for a simple design.
Why we approve it: User reviews, prices,
Where he could use improvements: Must be assembled (but no tools required).
Size / Weight / Dimensions: 16.9 “x 68.9”.