A simple purchase of a hanging shoe organizer will help you store all of your winter accessories. I love buying different hats, scarves and gloves for myself and the rest of my family to match various coats and weather conditions.
Before, I just threw them all into a milk crate or shoved them into a coat pocket and that left me frustrated trying to find matching gloves as I was heading out the door in the morning.
Now, I just place each set of winter accessories in one of the shoe pockets and the whole thing hangs conveniently in my coat closet. These are also good for organizing other small essentials in your clothes closet.