Winterize: Mom's Rolling Boot Tray

With winter coming and holiday cleanup high on the priority list, now's the time to get your family's cold-weather gear in check. MomSpeaker Darla DeMorrow put her professional organizing skills to good use, coming up with a smart, simple way to wrangle her brood's snow boots: a DIY rolling boot tray.

Normally my front hall closet looks like this for my family of four. Maybe it looks familiar to you?

I have had my eye on some rolling shelves, but they were too big. What I really wanted was a sturdy old drawer box, maybe from a dresser that wasn’t worth keeping? I only had about 20 inches width to work with.

You know what they say: The harder you work, the luckier you get! At the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, I spied a brand-new, solid-maple extralong drawer box. This baby is a whole 4 feet long! I have to contain myself here, but I almost did a full-on happy dance in the store!

The rest, as they say, was history. This project didn’t even sit in my garage more than about a week, I was so amped to get on it!

Step 1: Flip it over and add casters.

Step 2: Line the inside with pretty contact paper.

Step 3: Add a nice, big pull handle.

Step 4: Enjoy my new organizing boot tray!

Oh, my gosh, folks, I can not tell you how happy this makes me! And the best part might just be that in the summer, I can push it all the way back, so I don’t even have to think about snow!

Darla DeMorrow is a Wayne, PA mom, professional organizer and author. This post was adapted from her blog Heartwork Organizing. She also blogs at The Pregnant Entrepreneur. You can also circle her on Google+.

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