The J Hook from Design Within Reach may be the best step towards eliminating The Heap that I can find. Made out of soft tinted silicone rubber in six cool colors, you can place a bunch of them at a kid-friendly height without worrying that they will impale themselves should they run nto it while playing a rollicking round of “Chase Your Sisters.” Plus, the silicone
grips onto whatever is hanging, making it less likely that you’ll see the coat slide to the ground.
The J Hook will be our wet towel solution for the kids’ new bathroom – I can give each kid his or her own colored hook and leave it up to them to get their own towels off their floor. Hooray! –Christina