How we keep at least *most* of our shoes and coats off the floor when we have a 3 1/2 foot by 5 foot entryway, our front closet is *tiny,* and we now have EIGHT people in our family! Granted, our two smallest children don't use much space on the pegs or in the bins provided yet, but we thought these were great ideas. Previously, everyone would kick his or her shoes into the corner and have to "dig" for them when it's time to go out. Naturally, everyone's shoes would be the victim of a good mudding from time to time under this system. I bought the bins at Pier One... one of the very few "new" purchases I've made in the last few years. D has constructed, stained and hung the pegged coat-holders, which also hold backpacks, purses, and other bags. That large basket by the door holds some basketballs and soccer balls.