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Parts of my Minimalist Home (Apartment)… The Hallway and Coats

By request (you can ask me anything anonymously & quickly here and then I post most of my answers every Friday at noon under my Ask Sherry! category), I was asked to show a bit more of my apartment. I originally posted my closet here, and my fridge here.

My minimalist living room & kitchen in detail was also recently posted.

As mentioned, I will be showing what I can of the apartment. It’s a bit of a mess right now with renovations taking a long time *cough* and some of the features of the apartment are unique and too distinctive to post without claiming to keep anonymity.

So, I am showing you what I can, and how we organize the way we live….

All of my posts can be seen here: Sherry’s Home.


On the one side where the wall is, are all these removable stainless steel hooks for the coats.

Burberry Black Cashmere & Wool Trench, Ted Baker Fuchsia Coat but this one is a light pink with that fuchsia inside which is stunning, Muubaa Studded Jacket, All Saints Grey Moto, Cashmere knit cap, Cashmere scarf, The Gap Toddler Jacket

I put out the coats I plan on wearing that week and then rotate through them.

When cooking day comes however, I always pack the coats away because the smell of food always embeds itself into them, and I hate the stink of food on clothes…

Baby Bun as you can see, has his own little hook at the bottom that he can reach to hang up his winter coat.

On the other side (forgive the lighting, it is a darker hallway), I have a whole rack in place of where the closet was.


Hanging purse is from Small World Dreams.

We removed the doors completely (useless sliding ones), and placed a huge rack where we could store everything.

I am not showing the top half of the rack, as those are my partner’s things, but you can imagine he has the same stuff there — boxes, baskets to hold his papers and things.

My domain is the rest of the rack. Obviously. 😛

My partner keeps saying: The more space I give you, the more stuff appears!



The top portion of the rack holds two black baskets where I put my glass Cuppow travel mug, iPad mini, and little knickknack things that I need to access quickly but don’t want to put away formally in a closet or in a basket on a shelf.

My keys, my wallet and things I normally put in a handbag are to the left of that.

I also have two pouches with things I use often like tape, scissors, pens, etc.


This is where I have a portion of the rack for my papers and files. That pink rose gold pouch is a Jones New York Charging Pouch that has three zippered compartments. I LOVE IT because it really organizes my life with cables on the bottom and receipts. I did a whole video on it here.

I don’t have a dedicated office space to put these items, so for now they are here but I am going to see if we can get another rack to put in our rather huge living room to turn it into an office rack for our things.

It would free up a lot of space in my closet and in the front hallway.

Then you can see some of my purses stacked up on the right. I am not really loving how they’re all squished together in a huge mess, but I can’t seem to find the right shelf dividers that are clear and properly spaced to have each bag have its own section.

My partner also hung these S hooks which are super useful to hang a purse when you’re packing it to go out, or to hang bags of things you plan on taking out that day.


Before I go out, I hang a purse I want to carry here, and I place items in there to make sure I am ready to go.

When I come home, I hang my purse there and unload my keys, my wallet, all back to their dedicated spaces so I never lose them.

Just below that, I have all my sandals and short boots. I am not letting in ANY MORE FOOTWEAR until something here dies. I have more than enough.

Boots go below that, with boot shapers to keep them upright. When I wear boots, I take the boot shapers out, and hang them on the rack so that when I come home, I am not fumbling for them, and I immediately put them back into my boots to keep them upright.

On the right, you can see my partner devised a shoe rack of sorts.

All my short boots and shoes go there. Again, not buying any more footwear until one of these things dies, and I may not even replace it depending on what goes.

Socks and spare bags go above the shoes for easy picking for before going out.

And that’s my hallway! I would like to organize the purses a little more but it would take some culling first… and finding some proper organizers that fit my needs.

All of my posts can be seen here: Sherry’s Home.

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Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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  1. SarahN

    Drives me nuts my flatmate doesn’t take shoes off at the door as the Bf I lived with for three years learnt quickly and easily. Keeps the house cleaner… and flat mate wears shoes whilst in the home, also weird,

    I love this organisation!! I should do a post on my storage now I’ve adjusted for my new home, changing from the past two homes I’ve lived and blogged from. I do miss the hallways closet for coats, bags and scarves, but I’m adjusting!

    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      The house is way cleaner without shoes. I always imagine people tracking in dog poo.

  2. Kandice

    Putting shoes by the entrance is not the norm in the US and as a teen I found that Canadian practice peculiar, but I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t, on numerous occasions, considered instituting that rule for my family. Especially when someone tracks dirt on freshly cleaned floors.

    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      My partner’s family lets shoes in willy nilly and the floors are FILTHY. I feel very strange walking on them because I like to go barefoot. Then the floors are all dirty and you put things on the floor (e.g. toys).. or you sit down or play on them like we do? I can’t. I just can’t. Shoes pick up so many particles, you could even step on dog poo accidentally… nope. 🙂


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