Small Space Problem Solver: Wall Hung Boot Rack

We definitely do not have a mudroom or even a proper entryway in our Chicago apartment - our front door opens right into the main living/dining area. The challenge (which we've talked about before): what to do with wet, muddy, icy or otherwise icky boots? One (very good) solution is a boot tray. BUT, what about when you live in a small home or apartment with little or as in our case, no floor space to spare?

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We just ran across this wall hung "Chore Boot Rack" which is available for $17.95 for a multi book rack or $9.50 for a single boot rack at Gemplers.

It's utilitarian design is a simple as it gets so there isn't much to love (or hate!) about the look but the functionality is why we'd be giving this a try.

Because of our set up, we tend to end up putting a boot tray in the corner of our kitchen area to get it out of the main room, which means it is eating up precious floor space in an already small (and busy) room. The possibility of getting wet books up and off the floor, allowing them to dry faster AND finding a way to utilize some otherwise dead lower wall space in a kitchen corner makes this item pretty interesting to us...what do you think?

Top Photo: Entryway by California Closets