For the jackets, umbrellas, backpacks, and purses that pile up this time of year, take a cue from restaurants by installing double ceiling hooks underneath a shelf. Start with a shelf that's at least 3/4 inch thick. Paint it the same color as your wall for a custom look, and attach it using the proper anchors for your wall type. (If you're not sure, ask at a hardware store.) Attach the hooks -- we love these brass ones -- to the underside.