Baby, it’s cold outside! So if you’re going out, get togged up in hats, gloves and scarves. But can you find them?
Here are a dozen possible places for your hats, gloves and scarves to live – with pros and cons. Decide on a place, set it up so it works for you and use it! Then you’ll be able to find your hats, gloves and scarves easily.
For North Wales readers: get organised! You’ll be able to go out to enjoy our great outdoors even sooner, whatever the weather.
1. All together now
Put the scarf down the arm of the coat. Or roll the scarf and put it with the gloves in the hat. You could roll woollen gloves together like socks. These ideas are good for when you’re on the move or if you’re wearing the same hat, gloves and scarf every day.
2. A hatstand
This is great for hats and scarves but not so good for gloves unless it has a shelf. A bag hanging from the stand would work. Remember a hatstand is most efficient if it’s not overloaded.
3. A hook
Yes, but it has the same problems as a hatstand (see above). Once again, you could use a bag.
4. A shelf
I do like this one because hats, gloves and scarves can dry out and get warm. A generous shelf above a coat rail is the best system I’ve ever seen. It was in Sweden and they understand about cold there.
5. A drawer
On the plus side, things are together and don’t splurge everywhere. (I do recommend dividing the drawer with a box or two to keep gloves and scarves separate.) On the minus side, wet things have to dry out first.
6. In a cupboard
Same as the drawer. If you use it, organise it!
7. On a chair
I understand why but if you live with anyone else this is the short path to mislaying at least one glove. Or even losing it.
8. In a basket
Yes, it’s a good idea for hats, gloves and scarves although rummaging may be necessary. And it’s good to be streamlined when you’re trying to get out of the door. A basket for each person works nicely.
9. Over door shoe tidy
This is a good idea if you’ve got the right door.
10. On the table
OK as a short-term measure but it’s not sustainable.
11. In the kitchen
This doesn’t really work for me.
12. On the floor
My first thought was: No! Don’t do it!
My second thought was: This is where I put my soaking hat, gloves and scarves by the radiator to dry out, and it’s the best place in the house for that.
Conclusion: as a place to put them it’s OK, but only temporarily.
I’m off out now
Now, where did I put my gloves? (Just joking.)