Witness our entryway of shame:
Day-in and day-out of staring at that pile of coats simply made us crazy. So finally i did something about it. I hung a couple of Hang-it-all hooks on the wall, which at least means the clutter is up against the wall instead of standing in the middle of the hall like a giant coat sequoia and i picked up an umbrella stand from ChairTableLamp.
Pair of "Hang It All" hooks by Charles and Ray Eames: