Like many people who live in an older home, my wife and I struggled to find an organized place to put our shoes and coats once we came in the door. We also wanted a place for our toddler to sit as we put on his shoes. As you can see from the first picture, I had an open space behind where my backdoor opens that became a shoe dumping area. We have a coat closet, but it is small and in an inconvenient area. So we attempted Living Without A Closet.