Our house here has more closet space than our previous houses, but it does not have a hall closet. In fact, there's not even room for our cute bench in the entryway here. So...all of us have been trying to use the coat tree and it has not been working. Five of us with our sweatshirts, light weight coats, and winter coats on 3 little hooks just wasn't getting the job done.
So, I thought, why not add more hooks to our coat tree? And why not add them where the kids can reach them? Brilliant, if I do say so myself! :)
It's not perfect. I'd rather have a closet that we can shut the door on, but it will make life easier and keep the coats of the floor--hopefully! :)