"Mommm! My mittens are still wet!" used to be a common refrain around here. The kids would come in from playing in the snow and pile their outdoor gear wherever it fell when they took it off. The next day everything would still be cold and clammy.
This wire rack was on the wall when we moved to this house and had inadvertently become a catch-all for odd items as they were being unpacked. I think the previous owners used it for dog items, but we don't have a dog. When I emptied it I had to find new homes for 5 shot-glasses, a Bic grill lighter, and a couple of flower frogs, among various other goodies. Now it is a dandy place to use clothes pins to hang the wet mittens; damp hats and headbands etc. can also sit on the shelves. I even found a good use for Wallace, who used to hold bubble bath but has now been repurposed, wrong trousers and all. And those things that look like socks in the top rack? Well, they are. Partial socks, that is - they are now used to keep snow off little wrists, minding the gap between mitten and coat cuff.