Coverall Storage

I know the title sounds a little weird. My husband wears coveralls to work. I CAN’T STAND folding them. There really is not a good way to get it done (not one I can figure out), and Lance’s closet is just not set up to hang the coveralls on hangers.


Folding my laundry is one thing I’m pretty meticulous about. I’ve been folding the coveralls and putting them on a shelf in his closet for years, which drives me crazy because they get so wrinkled. I usually do a load of laundry every day so I can drape one pair over his closet door so they won’t wrinkle (and I don’t have to fold them – slick huh?).


Preparation for school each year triggers an organization frenzy for me. Not only do I have to get all of the school supplies in order, but I’m compelled to clean and organize.

The weekend before school started, I organized my closet (still need to go through the clothes), and I had to wash several loads of laundry I’d fallen behind on (which meant 4 pair of coveralls to fold). Fed up with those pesky coveralls, I actually contemplated making room in my closet so they could hang on hangers. Then I stepped back into Lance’s closet determined to find a solution.

Here it is…


The best thing about it is that I had everything I needed right here (for one anyway – I need two more hooks to make one for the other door to avoid over-crowding).

Those of you who have fancy maple or oak shelves and drawers in your closets, may wrinkle your noses that I didn’t even bother to stain or paint the wood, but since Lance and I are the only people who will see it, I’m not concerned with how it looks. Now if I were making this for my entry closet, it would be a little fancier.

Here are the details:

I found a 1 x 3 board in my wood stash that I cut to the appropriate length using my miter saw.


I raided my hardware bucket and found these small hooks (that I bought at Walmart a while back for cheap).


I measured and marked where I would put the hooks, and screws to hang on the door, then pre-drilled the holes.


I attached the hooks to the board…


…and screwed the board to the closet door (using 1 1/2 inch wood screws).





No more folding coveralls for me – YAY!!

Thanks for visiting!


About southernflaircrafts

I am a very busy wife and mother of two beautiful little girls. I work part-time in a flexible position as an Office Administrator for a financial advisory firm; I love the work I do and am especially grateful that it allows me to be a Mom first. I love to create!! Although I think my creativity was born with my first child, before children I would not have considered myself very creative. My mind is always wandering ahead to my next project, whether it's woodworking, sewing, paitning, or crafting with my kids. I also love blog-hopping (and blogging - I'm learning as I go); sometimes I see things I know I have got to make or I see a great creation and am insprired with ideas of my own. I especially like projects that rescue some treasure that would otherwise become another victim of the landfill.
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