Our winter coats and shoes are now stored here, ready to just pop on before we go outside without taking up space in the entrance hall or having to go upstairs for them.
P stores all his running and fell shoes on the shelves, which is ideal for him as he can choose which ones to wear and put them on just before he leaves the house. One downside to this I noticed today. After some particularly wet and mucky runs, the inner soles of his fell shoes get wet and become extremely smelly. I noticed this odiferous quality as soon as I opened the door just now.
Like his father before him, P has a very poor sense of smell and just doesn't notice it at all but it nearly blew my head off when I opened the door.
I liberally applied half a bottle of Febreze spray, squirting it into the inside of every shoe. Hopefully that should sort out the problem, at least for now.
Must put more Febreze on my shopping list.