I have to admit, this was another place that I was dreading. My coat closet is more storage. It's pretty much the only place I can store our Christmas tree. We don't have a ton of storage. We do have a little bit of an outside storage, but I live in the desert and don't trust putting the Christmas tree out there for fear it will be ruined in the summer from the heat. As you can see, the top is pretty much just craft stuff waiting for me to get to it and use it. The bottom has the tree, a few sweaters/coats, and a few other things.
Here is the after: I put a lot of the craft stuff into one container. There are still a few things on the side. Of course the Christmas tree is still there. I did get rid of some other stuff and managed to finally fit my vacuum in there! It's been sitting by it for awhile. I organized the sweaters/coats better and took out the extra hangers. There are a few things in the back that have to stay there. They go with the place, so if we ever move, they stay there.
I'm sure there's more I could do, but this is it for now!